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8 COVID-19 survivors lose eyesight in Surat due to mucormycosis, known as black fungus
Cases of mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, are reported from Gujarat in those people who have recovered from COVID-19. The number of mucormycosis cases has increased following Gujarat’s increase in coronavirus infections.Almost eight persons have lost their eyesight in Surat due to mucormycosis after recovering from COVID-19. They were admitted to hospitals for the sudden loss of vision. In the last 15 days, Surat reported a minimum 40 cases of mucormycosis including eight who lost their eyesight.The mucormycosis infection, which is triggered by COVID-19 is treatable, however left untreated or if there is a delay in treatment, it can lead to the loss of vision, and in few cases increase in mortality.As per the US Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention, mucormycosis or black fungus is a rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds or fungi called mucormycetes that li...
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