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 https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/awareness-week.html 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.