The case-control study was published on August 8 in the scientific journal PLOS One.
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Those who underwent organ transplantation, or those suffering from hematological malignancies are also at great risk, the study says.
Cow excrement is rich in Mucorales, which are coprophilous (dung-loving) fungi, with a particular affinity for herbivore dung.
The paper posited that excessive environmental exposure to Mucorales spores might be the unacknowledged factor in India's COVID-associated mucormycosis.
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Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, became a much talked about subject after some recovering and recovered coronavirus patients were found infected with the disease.