Fungal Disease Awareness Week

         September 18-22, 2023     

In partnership with the CDC, the State of Tennessee is observing Fungal Disease Awareness Week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Fungal Disease Awareness Week (FDAW) is observed each year. This week is dedicated to raising awareness about fungal diseases, like Candida Auris (C. auris). As per the CDC’s initiative, FDAW serves as a platform to engage in a wide range of activities and outreach efforts that urge individuals from all walks of life to ‘Think Fungus.’ Fungal infections can often be misdiagnosed or overlooked, leading to delays in proper treatment. Through FDAW, we aim to equip our community with vital information, resources, and preventative measures to combat fungal diseases effectively. Join us this week in learning, sharing, and spreading awareness to ensure a healthier, fungus-conscious future for all. 

Follow this link to learn more about the ongoing efforts of the
Fungal Disease Awareness week educational campaign. 

For more information on C. auris, an emerging fungal pathogen, visit the 'Candida auris' tab located on our website here. In addition to the resources available on C. auris, we also have the C. auris dashboard, which tracks cases around the State of Tennessee.


FDAW Resources: 

[Education Materials

[CDC Resources

[Sign up for the Fungal Diseases Newsletter

Additional Public Resources: 

[Aspergillus lab

[C. auris - Guide for Facilities