Social Media Messages

Help increase awareness in your community about fungal diseases by sharing some of the following messages through your social media channels. Below are examples of Facebook and Twitter messages that you can post to support Fungal Disease Awareness Week and raise awareness about fungal diseases.

Sample Facebook Posts

General Messages

  • It’s Fungal Disease Awareness Week! Some people are more likely to get a fungal infection. Learn if you’re one of them. https://go.usa.gov/xRUmEExternal
  • Have symptoms that are not getting better with treatment? Think fungus and talk to your doctor about the possibility of a fungal infection. https://go.usa.gov/xRUmmExternal

Antibiotic Resistance

  • Fungal infections that are resistant to treatment are an emerging public health problem. Everyone has a role in preventing these infections and reducing antifungal resistance. Learn more about what you can do: https://go.usa.gov/xRUmdExternal

Illness Specific

  • Valley fever, common in the southwestern U.S., can be difficult to diagnose. Learning about Valley fever can help you and your doctor recognize the symptoms early. https://go.usa.gov/xRUmyExternal
  • Each case of Candida bloodstream infection is estimated to result in an additional 3 to 13 days of hospitalization and $6,000 to $29,000 in healthcare costs. https://go.usa.gov/xRUm7External
  • Although most antifungal resistance occurs in Candida species, resistance in other types of fungi, such as Aspergillus, is also a growing problem. https://go.usa.gov/xRUmdExternal
  • Devastating, slow-growing skin infection called mycetoma affects people in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Early diagnosis can help prevent permanent disabilities. https://go.usa.gov/xRUmGExternal
  • Cryptococcal meningitis is a deadly fungal brain infection in people with HIV/AIDS. A simple blood test can detect it before symptoms develop. https://go.usa.gov/xRUmsExternal
  • In Latin America, histoplasmosis is one of the most common and serious infections in people with HIV/AIDS. Symptoms are similar to other infections. Early diagnosis can help save lives. https://go.usa.gov/xRUmHExternal

Sample Twitter Posts

General Messages

Illness Specific