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Cohesive Journal of Microbiology & Infectious Disease

Prevailing Scenario of Mucormycosis (Black Fungus) Disease in the Crisis of Covid-19

Submission: June 02, 2021; Published: August 11, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/CJMI.2021.05.000614

ISSN: 2578-0190
Volume5 Issue3


Mucormycosis or black fungal disease is a rare fungal infection worldwide. Recently one in particular fungal disease Mucormycosis (MCM) also known as zygomycosis. India suffering from this fungal infection already in a deep covid19 crisis. The Rajasthan government has declared mucormycosis or black fungus as an epidemic. Cases of black fungus and resultant deaths are also rising in states like Maharashtra, Utter Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Gujarat. The state had nearly 100 above cases of black fungus. This black fungal disease caused by a filamentous fungus Mucormycetes which is present naturally in the environment.

Keywords: Mucormycosis; Black fungus; Fungal infection

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