Oman reports new cases of black fungus in COVID-19 patients following 'epidemic' of the infection in India
- Mucorymycosis has been seen in patients with particularly severe cases of
- The fungal infection has a high mortality rate, requiring the removal of infected tissue.
- Doctors in
Omanhave encountered at least three COVID-19 patients with " black fungus," the AP said.
Doctors in Oman, a small nation on the Arabian Peninsula, have encountered at least three COVID-19 patients with "black fungus," the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
The fungal infection, known as mucorymycosis, can be fatal. The news comes as Oman faces a surge in
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with severe cases of COVID-19 "are particularly vulnerable to bacterial and fungal infections." The use of "high-dose corticosteroids and tocilizumab," a monoclonal antibody, can also predispose patients to infection from fungal spores.
Signs of infection include black lesions on the nose or inside the mouth, according to the CDC.
The problem of black fungus has been particularly acute in
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