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Mucormycosis: The ‘black fungus’ maiming Covid patients in India – Yahoo News Australia

Doctors in India are reporting a rash of a rare infection in Covid patients which is making them blind.



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Mucor mould is found in soil, plants, manure and decaying fruits
On Saturday morning, Dr Akshay Nair, a Mumbai-based eye surgeon, was waiting to operate on a 25-year-old woman who had recovered from a bout of Covid-19 three weeks ago.
Inside the surgery, an ear, nose and throat specialist was already at work on the patient, a diabetic.
He had inserted a tube in her nose and was removing tissues infected with mucormycosis, a rare but dangerous fungal infection. This aggressive infection affects the…

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