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The terror of black fungus is spreading in the midst of the corona epidemic. In a viral message, it says

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News Claim: The terror of black fungus is spreading in the midst of the corona epidemic. In a viral message, it says "Punjab government has notified the poultry farm as infected area". It is being claimed with this post that black fungus is spreading by eating chicken and an appeal has been made not to eat chicken.

News Verification: It has found that the claim is misleading. NDTV has not reported any such thing and the screenshot is morphed. Also, several health experts have confirmed to us that black fungus or mucormycosis is not contagious, i.e., it cannot spread from contact between humans or animals.

 PIB Fact Check wrote on Twitter, this claim being made on social media is completely false and no scientific evidence has been found that black fungus can spread from chicken to humans.

A report was about bird flu in a poultry farm in Ludhiana, Punjab. There was no mention of black fungus and covid in the article. It is clear that the viral post and its accompanying claim are completely false.

Black fungus is not a disease transmitted by touching. The screenshot of NDTV shown in the post. That too is edited. The original post was referring to bird flu and not covid or black fungus.

News Verdict: This claim is Fake. There is NO scientific evidence that the infection can spread from chickens to humans.



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