COVID-19 and Mucormycosis (Black Fungus) COVID-19 and Mucormycosis (black fungus), how are they related? A group of molds known as mucormycetes leads to a scarce fungal infection which is called mucormycosis. How mucormycosis is related to those with COVID-19? the answer lies in the challenged immunity. People suffering from lowered immunity are susceptible to catching other infections as well, the same happens with the patients of COVID-19. Their weakened immune system attracts these black and sometimes lethal microorganisms. Those infected from COVID-19 are at higher risk of getting infected with black fungus because steroids used in the treatment of COVID-19 increase sugar levels and lower immunity. On average around 50% of the infected people die due to complications and late treatment, chemotherapy is another reason for this. They can be cured but may prove to be deadly if not detected and controlled at an earlier stage. One can contract the fungus by inhaling the mold spores or

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