New Delhi, May 24 -- As Mucormycosis, commonly known as black fungus, is creating havoc across India with several states and Union Territories (UTs) reporting a sharp rise in cases, a top doctor in Delhi on Monday suggested steps which can prevent the spread of the infection.

Mucormycosis is found among people who have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) or have recovered from it, and it affects the nose, eyes, and sinuses. Patients of kidney disease, cardiac and liver disorders are also at a high risk of getting infected.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Dr Suresh Kumar, medical director of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital said, "Black fungus occurs in people who have poor immunity or are suffering from diabetes. U...