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What diabetics should know about the deadly ‘black fungus’ infections affecting India’s COVID-19 patients – Business Insider

Diabetes, COVID-19, and medicines like steroids, used to treat COVID-19, all dampen the immune system, elevating a person’s risk of “black fungus.”

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As India grapples with record-setting rates of COVID-19 cases, doctors are now facing an uptick in cases of another deadly infection, known as “black fungus.”
The infection, technically called mucormycosis, appears to be mostly affecting diabetics who have recovered from COVID-19. 
Mucormycosis is a rare but serious fungal infection in the sinuses and lungs. It can lead to black patches on the nose, blurred or double vision, and one-sided facial swelling, according to the Centers for Disease Control…

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