Mucormycosis: The Black Fungus Affecting COVID-19 Patients

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So here's the latest development in the COVID battle. Black Fungus is now affecting people who have/had COVID.

The increasing number of mucormycosis cases- a fungal infection, colloquially "black fungus"- among patients recovering from COVID-19 is being detected in some states. The Indian Council of Medical Research has issued an advisory after Dr. VK Paul, member NITI Aayog mentioned about the existence of the rare, fungal infection. However, Dr Paul said that it is very uncommon among patients who do not have diabetes. He asked the people to control their sugar levels to prevent this disease. He said that the cases are being studied, assuring that it is not a big outbreak.

Read more here:
https://www.boomlive.in/coronavirus-outbreak/mucormycosis-the-black-fungus-affecting-covid-19-patients-13090

toomuchbaloney

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Opportunist infections...

SmilingBluEyes

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On 5/10/2021 at 3:03 PM, NurseBlaq said:

So here's the latest development in the COVID battle. Black Fungus is now affecting people who have/had COVID.

The increasing number of mucormycosis cases- a fungal infection, colloquially "black fungus"- among patients recovering from COVID-19 is being detected in some states. The Indian Council of Medical Research has issued an advisory after Dr. VK Paul, member NITI Aayog mentioned about the existence of the rare, fungal infection. However, Dr Paul said that it is very uncommon among patients who do not have diabetes. He asked the people to control their sugar levels to prevent this disease. He said that the cases are being studied, assuring that it is not a big outbreak.

Read more here:
https://www.boomlive.in/coronavirus-outbreak/mucormycosis-the-black-fungus-affecting-covid-19-patients-13090

Secondary/opportunistic infection. Isn't that wonderful? Why I want to avoid getting COVID in the first place. I don't want to be any sort of long-hauler. I tell my loved ones hesitating to get vaccinated this. But I am not changing minds all that often. What can a girl do?

toomuchbaloney

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2 minutes ago, SmilingBluEyes said:

Secondary/opportunistic infection. Isn't that wonderful? Why I want to avoid getting COVID in the first place. I don't want to be any sort of long-hauler. I tell my loved ones hesitating to get vaccinated this. But I am not changing minds all that often. What can a girl do?

Just tell the truth. 

SmilingBluEyes

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I do. But they don't care. My sister is driving me nuts. She's a bartender, working in a no-mask business where people are all over each other....... Crazy but she won't entertain the idea even though our parents are elderly and my mom, especially, very vulnerable due to severe asthma. Some people are just selfish jerks.

NurseBlaq

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Does she wear a mask? Despite what others are doing, my household still wears masks.

nursej22, MSN, RN

Specializes in Public Health, TB. Has 37 years experience. 1,988 Posts

On 5/10/2021 at 3:03 PM, NurseBlaq said:

So here's the latest development in the COVID battle. Black Fungus is now affecting people who have/had COVID.

The increasing number of mucormycosis cases- a fungal infection, colloquially "black fungus"- among patients recovering from COVID-19 is being detected in some states. The Indian Council of Medical Research has issued an advisory after Dr. VK Paul, member NITI Aayog mentioned about the existence of the rare, fungal infection. However, Dr Paul said that it is very uncommon among patients who do not have diabetes. He asked the people to control their sugar levels to prevent this disease. He said that the cases are being studied, assuring that it is not a big outbreak.

Read more here:
https://www.boomlive.in/coronavirus-outbreak/mucormycosis-the-black-fungus-affecting-covid-19-patients-13090

Just saw another story about this on CNN:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/21/india/black-fungus-mucormycosis-covid-explainer-intl-hnk/index.html

SmilingBluEyes

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On 5/12/2021 at 8:44 PM, NurseBlaq said:

Does she wear a mask? Despite what others are doing, my household still wears masks.

NO she refuses to wear a mask!