Covid-19 and Fungal Co-Infection: A Literature Review with Special Reference to India


  • Ananta Swargiary Department of Zoology, Pharmacology and Bioinformatics Lab., Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, 783370, Assam, India
  • Nita Wary Department of Zoology, Pharmacology and Bioinformatics Lab., Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, 783370, Assam, India
  • Taniya Das Department of Zoology, Pharmacology and Bioinformatics Lab., Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, 783370, Assam, India
  • Mritunjoy Kumar Roy Department of Zoology, Pharmacology and Bioinformatics Lab., Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, 783370, Assam, India
  • Harmonjit Boro Department of Zoology, Pharmacology and Bioinformatics Lab., Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, 783370, Assam, India



Covid-19, Fungal co-infection, Aspergillosis, Mucormycosis, Candidiasis


Covid-19 pandemic and fungal co-infections have overwhelmed the healthcare facilities of many countries, including India. Development of secondary bacterial and fungal infections are well-known complications of viral pneumonia. In this pandemic situation, tracking the recent developments and disease epidemiology is of utmost importance to develop a better strategy to combat the disease. In the present study, a literature review was carried out to understand the status of fungal co-infections in Covid-19 patients. The study observed a high incidence of aspergillosis and candidiasis fungal infections in several European and American countries. While, in India, there was a surge in mucormycosis cases among Covid-19 patients. The use of vaccines and strict adherence to medical guidelines seems to be the only strategy to defeat Covid-19 pandemic and secondary infections.


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How to Cite

Swargiary, A., Wary, N., Das, T., Roy, M. K., & Boro, H. (2022). Covid-19 and Fungal Co-Infection: A Literature Review with Special Reference to India. Advanced Journal of Science and Engineering, 3(1), 72–80.



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