| A strain of C. auris cultured|
in a petri dish at CDC.
Be part of the inaugural Fungal Disease Awareness Week, August 14–18, organized by CDC and partners to raise awareness among the public and healthcare providers about fungal diseases.
Fungal diseases often go undiagnosed and cause serious illnesses around the world. For example, Candida auris is a fungal disease that has developed resistance, making it harder to treat and contain.Increased awareness about fungal diseases, including C.auris, is one of the most important ways to reduce delays in diagnosis and treatment, which can lead to better health outcomes and save lives.
Participate in Fungal Disease Awareness Week:
- Join the #FungalWeek Thunderclap – Monday, August 14 here: http://thndr.me/r38Aq4.
CDC will launch a Thunderclap campaign on August 14 at 10 a.m. EDT to kick off Fungal Disease Awareness Week. Thunderclap helps amplify social media messages by connecting partners and friends to share the same message at the same time through Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. The @CDC_NCEZID Twitter account is hosting the #FungalWeek Thunderclap initiative. You can sign up as late as 9:59 a.m. EDT on August 14—but we encourage you to sign up now—it just takes one click!
- Learn more about Candida auris and what you can do to control the spread of antifungal resistance.
- Tuesday, August 15, 2 p.m. EDT – Clinician Outreach Communication Activity (COCA) call about C. auris
- Wednesday, August 16, 2 p.m. EDT – CIDRAP webinar on Candida auris
- Share CDC’s Fungal Disease Awareness Week resources.
Visit the Fungal Disease Awareness Week website for resources you can promote on your website:
- Buttons and banners
- Features and social media
- Educational materials, including a new fact sheet on Candida auris