Beware the deadly black fungus attacking Covid-19 patients

An ENT surgeon concentrates on the screen (not in photo) showing the inside of a mucormycosis patient’s sinus as he performs endoscopic surgery to remove the infected tissues at a hospital on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. — AP

Fungus is commonly found in our environment and mostly seen in the soil in many parts of the world in various forms.

Infection to humans is common, particularly externally on skin and nails, but sometimes also affecting the internal organs.

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