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Spread of 'black fungus' adds to India's COVID woes

Modi calls disease 'new challenge' but drug shortage dims outlook

A doctor examines a patient for symptoms of mycormucosis, or black fungus, in a Mumbai hospital.   © AP

NEW DELHI -- Already grappling with a deadly second wave of the coronavirus, India is now faced with a new challenge: an alarming rise in cases of mucormycosis, a rare but potentially fatal infection also known as black fungus.

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