The COVID-19 is currently soaring for the third time since its unfortunate start in early 2020. Two years have passed and the new year has brought with it a new variant of the vicious virus, the Omicron variant. However, the new variant brings with it the same old limitations, hysteria and post-COVID infections and diseases.
Among them was one that, for a short period of time, overshadowed the virus and caused a fear in itself. Mucormycosis, also known as Black Fungus, emerged from the coronavirus altercations and led to many fatalities in the year 2021. Now that 2022 has arrived, veiled under the disruption caused by the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, bite people nails in anticipation and fear of the return of the Black Fungus.
With the increasing number of cases related to the Omicron variant, Mumbai reported the first case of the Black Fungus in 2022. Wockhardt Hospital registered the first patient of the third wave, a 70-year-old man, who was diagnosed with Black Fungus . As the third wave of the coronavirus is still unfolding in many places, people also fear a wave of Black Fungus. However, it is difficult to say for sure as the wave is still in the development phase. A final word, backed by experts, can only come out when we are near the crest of the third wave.
What is black mold?
Black Fungus, or Mucormycosis, is a post-COVID disease that primarily affects patients with high blood sugar levels or who are on a significantly long course of steroids. In addition, people with immune-related disorders or patients who are addicted to ventilators for a longer period of time are also susceptible to getting the fungus.
This rare and deadly infection causes numbness, swelling, blackish deposits on the nose, and loosening of the teeth. A person who suffers from Black Fungus may feel the stuffy nose, double vision and pain near the eyes.
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