• Cierra Wight

Black Fungus Cases in India Believed to be Linked to COVID 19 Steroid.

Mucormycosis (Black Fungus) is an infection of the sinuses, lungs, skin and brain that is contracted through mold in things such as soil, rotting produce/ bread or compost piles. The fungus is said to be rare but those with weakened immune systems are at risk.

Covid 19 steroids are being linked to the rise of Black Fungus cases in India due to causing reduced immunity and raising blood sugar levels in both diabetic and non diabetic Covid-19 patients. Due to reduced immunity, patients are more susceptible to the mold.