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CDC and WHO webinar covering new research and surveillance methods and information on Candida auris, and antimicrobial-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus and dermatophyte infections.
- Think Fungus: Fungal Disease Awareness (2020)
Dr. Tom Chiller, chief of the Mycotic Diseases Branch, discusses the importance of increasing awareness about the risk of fungal infections, including of symptoms of these infections.
- Cryptococcus gattii in the Southeastern U.S. (2019)
Dr. Shawn Lockhart, a lead research microbiologist at CDC, discusses the history of the fungus Cryptococcus gattii in the southeastern United States.
- Candida auris in New York Healthcare Facilities (2018)
Dr. Eleanor Adams, a public health physician with the New York Metropolitan Region Healthcare Epidemiology & Infection Control Program, discusses an outbreak of fungal infection in healthcare facilities in New York City.
- Enhanced Surveillance for Coccidioidomycosis (2018)
Kaitlin Benedict, a CDC epidemiologist, discusses Coccidioides and Valley fever.
- Antibiotic Resistance and Fungus (2017)
Dr. David Denning, President of the Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections and an infectious diseases clinician, discusses antimicrobial resistance and fungus.
- Breathing Valley Fever (2014)
Dr. Duc Vugia, chief of the Infectious Diseases Branch in the California Department of Public Health, discusses Valley fever.
Increasing fungal disease awareness is one of the most important ways to reduce delays in diagnosis and treatment, which can save lives. Join CDC in spreading the word to #ThinkFungus by sharing information on your social media channels.
- 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/xRUmE
- 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/xRUmm
- Fungal diseases often go undiagnosed because their symptoms look like those of other infections. We encourage healthcare providers and patients to “Think Fungus” when symptoms of infection do not get better with treatment. https://go.usa.gov/xPTXJ
- It’s Fungal Disease Awareness Week! What are your chances of getting a fungal infection? #FungalWeek https://go.usa.gov/xRUmEExternal
- Anyone can get a fungal infection. 10 questions to help you learn if you are more likely to get sick #FungalWeek https://go.usa.gov/xRUmEExternal
- Drug resistant fungal infections 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
- Have you heard of antifungal resistance? Antifungal medications save lives by treating dangerous fungal infections. In some cases, fungi are no longer stopped by antifungal drugs, which makes these resistant infections harder to treat. https://go.usa.gov/xPT5N
- Valley fever, common in the southwestern United States, 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 in the hospital 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
- A 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 that occurs mainly in people with a weakened immune system. 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 living with HIV. Symptoms are similar to other infections. Early diagnosis can help save lives. https://go.usa.gov/xRUmHExternal
- Test your knowledge about Valley fever so you can recognize the symptoms early. #FungalWeek https://go.usa.gov/xRUmyExternal
- DYK the fungus Candida is one of the most common causes of bloodstream infections in the United States? #FungalWeek https://go.usa.gov/xRUm7External
- Learn who’s at risk for an infection with #DrugResistant Candida auris. #FungalWeek https://go.usa.gov/xRUm6External
- Cryptococcal meningitis is a deadly fungal brain infection that occurs mainly in people with a weakened immune system, such as those living with HIV. #FungalWeek https://go.usa.gov/xRUmsExternal
- Get answers to questions about #DrugResistant Candida auris, which is spreading in United States healthcare facilities. #FungalWeek https://go.usa.gov/xPT5n
- Symptoms of histoplasmosis, such as fever, cough, and fatigue, can be similar to those of other illnesses. Learn more about this fungal disease: https://go.usa.gov/xVXcy
- For more information about indoor mold, including cleanup and remediation recommendations, please visit CDC’s mold website.
- Some fungal diseases are associated with healthcare settings like hospitals and nursing homes. For more information, please see CDC’s Healthcare-associated Infections website.
- Fungal diseases are a particular problem in people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, see CDC’s HIV/AIDS website.
- Fungal diseases like ringworm can spread between animals and humans. CDC’s Healthy Pets Healthy People website has more information about pets and germs that can make people sick.
- See outreach and communication materials in English and Spanish for the 2023 Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis Associated With Surgical Procedures Under Epidural Anesthesia in Matamoros, Mexico