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Resources and Educational Materials for Healthcare Professionals

CDC's Mycotic Diseases Branch and its partners offer various educational and training resources about fungal diseases for healthcare professionals.

Medscape Commentaries

As part of a collaboration between CDC and Medscape, these commentaries are designed to deliver CDC's guidance directly to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Fungal Disease Reporting

In certain US states, some fungal diseases must be reported to the state and/or local health departments. This table summarizes reportable fungal diseases (blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, cryptococcosis, and histoplasmosis) by state based on state lists of reportable diseases. A disease marked with an “x” indicates it is reportable in that state. Check your local, state, or territorial public health department’s website for more information about disease reporting requirements and procedures in your area.

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Educational Materials

Laboratory and Epidemiology Training

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  • Training course on laboratory identification of pathogenic molds
    • The Mycotic Diseases Branch provides an annual training course on the identification of pathogenic molds. The course is organized in conjunction with the National Laboratory Training Network. To date, over 200 persons have attended these courses.  For more information, contact the National Laboratory Training Network.
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM) –ASM/CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology
    • ASM/CDD Fellowship Details
    • The goal of the ASM/NCID Fellowship is to support the development of new approaches, methodologies, and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC. The program is intended for individuals who either earned their doctorate degree or completed a primary residency within three years of their proposed start date.
  • Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
    • The Epidemic Intelligence Service is a unique 2-year, post-graduate program of service and on-the-job training for health professionals interested in the practice of epidemiology. Every year CDC recruits 60-80 persons to enter the EIS and pursue on-the-job training in epidemiologic investigations, research, and public health surveillance. At present, the Mycotic Diseases Branch seeks to recruit one EIS officer each year. For more information and application materials, visit the EIS website.

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Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Clinical Practice Guidelines


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