Fungal Disease Awareness Week, observed in early October, focuses on fungal diseases. These are generally caused by inhaling fungi spores. Symptoms include an infection in the lungs or on the skin. Often undiagnosed, more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from fungal diseases. Events and activities during the week focus on identifying and diagnosing them early enough to provide life-saving treatment.

Here is some press coverage of Fungal Disease Awareness Week:

Fungal Awareness week 2021: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – December 2020

Fungal Awareness week 2020: 
National Today – October 2020
YouTube – September 2020

Fungal Awareness week 2019: 
The Conversation – September 2019
Biomed Diagnostics – September 2019
Medical Mycology ISHAM – – September 2019
Medical Mycology ISHAM – – September 2019

Fungal Awareness week 2018: 
Healio – October 2018
Frontiers Science News – October 2018
Miravista Diagnostics – August 2018
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases – PPT download

Fungal Awareness week 2017: 
National Institute for Communicable Diseases (South Africa) – August 2017