Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Perspective Volume 3 Issue 12

Covid Associated Mucormycosis in India

Rashmi Kaul Raina*

Department of Pathology, Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra at Tanda (H.P), India

*Corresponding Author: Rashmi Kaul Raina, Department of Pathology, Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra at Tanda (H.P), India.

Received: October 26, 2021; Published: November 19, 2021

Mucormycosis or ‘Black Fungus’ is an angioinvasive disease caused by saprophytic fungi of the order Mucorales. The spores of this fungus are ubiquitous in the atmosphere. Healthy individuals continue to breathe in the air without getting affected. During the second phase of COVID pandemic, the word ‘black fungus’ became a dreaded household term in India.

Over the last three decades the incident cases of mucormycosis have shown a rising trend in India, but the exponential growth of cases during the second wave of covid pandemic was unprecedented.

Before the covid-19 pandemic, mucormycosis was 80 times more prevalent in India than in developed countries [1]. Mucormycosis was declared a notifiable disease in India in May, 2021 following the surge in cases.


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Citation: Rashmi Kaul Raina. “Covid Associated Mucormycosis in India".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.12 (2021): 15-16.


Copyright: © 2021 Rashmi Kaul Raina. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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