Can you catch 'Black fungus' from your refrigerator or onions? - Deepstash
  1. India has 11,717 cases of the Black fungus infection,
  2. growing misinformation about the disease: social media 
  3. "Beware ..  onions black layer .. is the black fungus

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  1. bacteria and yeast tend to grow inside refrigerators and on damp walls,
  2.  advisable to clean or remove such fungus if you find them on your household appliances, experts say.
  3. the black mold on onions?:  aspergillus niger, 
  4. a common fungus found in soil. 
  5. is rarely infectious. 

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"This kind of fungus causes infection in rare cases. However, onions should always be thoroughly washed before consuming,"  

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  1. Mucormycosis
  2. group of moulds known as mucormycetes.
  3. Black fungus is not exactly black in color
  4. it causes discoloration of the skin
  5. by decreasing the blood supply,
  6. affect people who are on medication for certain health problems
  7. When immune system is weakened

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  1. Co-morbidity: diabetes
  2. misuse of steroids
  3. contaminated water in oxygen therapy humidifiers

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  1. The Black fungus infection is not contagious
  2. Air: fungal spores present in the air or the environment
  3. also: enter the body through the cuts in the skin.
  4. mortality rate of 50%.

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