A suspected mucormycosis patient is examined at a hospital in Navi Mumbai, India, on May 25. Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, appears to be spreading among Covid-19 patients in India. Photo: EPA-EFE
A suspected mucormycosis patient is examined at a hospital in Navi Mumbai, India, on May 25. Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, appears to be spreading among Covid-19 patients in India. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Black fungus and coronavirus in India: a warning of the next health disaster

  • Threats from fungi are much more widespread than most of us recognise. Worse, an alarming number of fungi are now drug-resistant, in part because the existing antifungal drugs are widely used in pesticides and household paints

A suspected mucormycosis patient is examined at a hospital in Navi Mumbai, India, on May 25. Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, appears to be spreading among Covid-19 patients in India. Photo: EPA-EFE
A suspected mucormycosis patient is examined at a hospital in Navi Mumbai, India, on May 25. Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, appears to be spreading among Covid-19 patients in India. Photo: EPA-EFE
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