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What is ‘black fungus’ infection found in India’s COVID patients? – Al Jazeera English

Doctors record severe spurt in cases of mucormycosis, a hard-to-treat fungal infection, among COVID-19 patients.



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Mumbai, India For 35-year-old Milind Deshmukh, contracting the COVID-19 infection has been a devastating, life-altering experience.
The mechanical engineer from Thane, a suburb of Mumbai, caught a fungal infection known as mucormycosis while battling the viral disease.
In a span of a month, the fast-spreading fungus had eaten into a large portion of his facial tissue, including his right eye and the palate.
He has undergone three surgeries, lost vision from one eye permanently and it is going to…

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