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After Delhi, COVID triggered black fungus infection reported in Gujarat

New Delhi: Days after doctors at a leading private facility in Delhi witnessed a rise in the number of COVID-triggered mucormycisis cases, a number of COVID patients, including those recovering from the disease, at an Ahmedabad hospital have been diagnosed with a fungal infection.

The mucormycosis, or black fungus, which can be fatal for transplant recipients, people in ICU or those who have long-term immunodeficiency concerns.

Dr Kalpesh Patel, an Associate Professor at the BJ Medical College and Civil Hospital, told news agency ANI 67 such patients, from the ENT ward, had been identified in the past 20 days alone.

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