The less-talked-about outbreak

  10 September 2021

As India prepares for the third wave of the pandemic, the ghosts of fungal infections (black, white, yellow fungus) loom large in our memory. Covid-19 is testing each aspect of our life -social interactions with friends, school schedules, office routines and religious occasions because the SARS-COV2 virus modifies itself in response to our behaviour. Now more than ever the Inappropriate and indiscriminate use of steroids that contributed to the shocking outbreaks of “black fungus” and serious complications in Covid-19 patients is a grim reminder of the scourge of antimicrobial resistance.

Further reading: The Indian Express
Author(s): Om Prakash Kansal and Jyoti Joshi
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