Resources for Health Professionals
CDC’s Mycotic Diseases Branch and its partners offer various educational and training resources about fungal diseases for health professionals.
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.
- The Unexpected and Troubling Rise of Candida aurisExternal
- The Rise in Antifungal ResistanceExternal
- Fungal Disease: A Growing NemesisExternal
- Valley Fever: Diagnosis and TreatmentExternal
- Fungal Endophthalmitis: Diagnosis and TreatmentExternal
- Fungal Infection Outbreak: What Should Physicians Be DoingExternal
- Mucormycosis: When to Think Fungal InfectionExternal
Fungal disease reporting
In some areas, certain fungal diseases must be reported to the state and/or local health department. This table summarizes reportable fungal diseases by state. Please check with your local, state, or territorial public health department for more information about disease reporting requirements and procedures in your area.
Laboratory and epidemiology training
- Training course on laboratory identification of pathogenic molds
- CDC’s Mycotic Diseases Branch conducts an annual training course on the identification of pathogenic molds. The course is organized with the National Laboratory Training Network. More than 500 people have attended these courses to date. For more information, contact the National Laboratory Training NetworkExternal.
- American Society for Microbiology (ASM)/CDC Program in Infectious Disease and Public Health Microbiology
- The goal of the ASM/CDC FellowshipExternal 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)
- EIS is CDC’s 2-year training program in the practice of applied epidemiology. Each year, 70–80 new EIS officers are selected from among hundreds of physicians, doctoral-level scientists, veterinarians, and other health professionals who apply to this competitive fellowship program. The Mycotic Diseases Branch currently seeks to recruit one EIS officer each year.