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Mucormycosis, commonly called black fungus, is a rare but serious fungal infection caused by a kind of fungus called mucormycete, which is abundant in the environment. It mainly affects people who have health problems or take medicines that lower the body’s ability to fight germs and sickness. It is being detected relatively frequently among Covid-19 patients in some states of India. The disease often manifests in the skin and also affects the lungs and the brain. People who have been unwell with COVID-19 and are still recovering have a compromised immune system, which means they're more at risk because their body can't fight off the infection. Those who were hospitalized with severe COVID-19 disease were likely to be prescribed steroids for the reduction of infection. The steroid act by reducing the inflammation in the lungs and dampen the body's immune response in order to stop it attacking the body's healthy cells it leads to the decreased immune surveillance. Those patients were easily affected by means of mucormycete. While there is no major outbreak, the national Covid task force has issued an advisory regarding this disease.


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