The Health Ministry said mucormycosis or black fungus is a complication caused by a fungal infection. People catch mucormycosis by coming in contact with the fungal spores in the environment.
With the lives of millions already impaired due to the scare of the deadly pandemic, another cause of concern taking a toll on the health is the fear of Black Fungus infection among recovered COVID patients.
A 71-year-old man from Jajpur presently residing in Bhubaneswar has been infected with Black Fungus.
The fatal Black Fungus disease also known as Mucormycosis has now also been reported from patients in the State Capital city of Odisha.