$HGEN This is why hospitals need to stop using steroids like dexamethasone to treat all hospitalized patients - it can lead to mucormycosis. More than 4,300 people have died of the deadly "black fungus" in India in a growing epidemic that mainly affects Covid-19 patients. India has reported 45,374 cases of this rare and dangerous infection, called mucormycosis. It affects the nose, eyes and sometimes the brain, and usually strikes 12-18 days after recovery from Covid. Doctors say the fungus has a link with the steroids used to treat Covid, and diabetics are at particular risk. bbc.com/news/world-asia-ind...