Resources for Health Professionals
CDC’s Mycotic Diseases Branch and its partners offer various educational and training resources about fungal diseases for health professionals.
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 Network.
- Laboratory Leadership Service (LLS) Program
- The LLS program is a one-of-a-kind fellowship opportunity that bridges lab science and public health and delivers expert training in the competences required to lead a public health laboratory or program. It provides unparalleled opportunities for career growth and progression.
- 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.