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Think Fungus

Posted by Tanya van Monsjou on Aug 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The week of August 14-18, 2017 has been declared Fungal Disease Awareness Week by the CDC. The theme of this year's awareness week is “Think Fungus,” and it aims to encourage the public and clinicians to consider the possibility of a fungal infection if a patient’s symptoms are not improving with treatment. Although the exact prevalence of fungal infections is difficult to quantify, the CDC has identified fungal pathogens to be an increasing problem worldwide.

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Topics: hand hygiene, healthcare-associated infections, HAI, c.auris, candida, fungus, fungal awareness week, yeast

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