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Masks can cause fungal infection in lungs?

A Facebook user has published a message claiming that usage of masks is causing fungal lung infections in people. We have fact check on the possibility of the same and found that masks can cause fungal infections only if they are unclean or stored in unhygienic conditions. We find the message as Mostly False.

If mosquitoes can carry Dengue virus, will they be able to carry Coronavirus too?

A twitter user advises people to be careful about mosquito bites because it can spread Covid-19. We fact check.

The post about Coronavirus transmitted through fruits and vegetables ‘may be’ fake; but you still need to be careful

Can coronavirus spread through vegetables and fruit skin? We fact check and tell you why we think you should be careful

Fact Check: Smallpox treatment MR – VAC, a slow poison for children?

Quick Take A message is circulating on social media claiming that a newly invented injection for smallpox treatment MR – VAC is a slow poison...

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Fact Check: A machine that cures all your diseases in just 2.5 minutes?

Quick Take A viral message on WhatsApp claims that a company named Medbed has created a machine that can be used to “pick up...

Fact Check: How is your facial hair connected to COVID-19?

Quick Take A Facebook post claims that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the public health institute in the United States recommends people...

Updated Fact Check: Can Dettol kill COVID-19 causing Coronavirus?

NOTE: This is an updated Fact Check on an earlier published story on the same topic - Dettol can kill Coronavirus. The new research...

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