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Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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August 18, 2017
  • Most fungi are not dangerous, but some types of fungal diseases can be harmful and even deadly for those with weakened immune systems.
  • Of the 1.5 million species of fungi, only about 300 of them are known to make people sick.
  • Sharing information to increase awareness about fungal diseases is one of the most important ways to reduce delays in diagnosis and treatment—and to potentially save lives.

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Page last reviewed: August 18, 2017