Get Involved: Fungal Disease Awareness Week 2018

Fungal Disease Awareness Week is October 1-5, 2018. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its partners organize this week to highlight the importance of recognizing serious fungal diseases early enough in the course of a patient’s illness to provide life-saving treatment. Some fungal diseases go undiagnosed and cause serious infections in people in the United States and around the world, leading to illness and death. Increased awareness about fungal diseases is one of the most important ways we can improve early recognition and reduce delays in diagnosis and treatment.

Use the below opportunities/resources to raise awareness about fungal disease and be sure to “Think Fungus” when symptoms of infection do not get better with treatment.

 

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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