Mycoses surveillance no. 1, April 1969
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Mycoses surveillance no. 1, April 1969

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      Although systemic fungal diseases are generally not reportable, 1,134 cases of five different mycotic diseases were optionally reported from 23 states during 1967 (Table I). Coccidioidomycosis led in reported cases with 859 in 7 states, 596 in Arizona and 252 in California. Histoplasmosis was reported from 18 states with 206 cases. The central states accounted for the majority of these cases, according to the Annual 1967 Summary of the NCDC Morbidity and Mortality Report. For 1966, Cryptococcosis led the list of reported deaths due to systemic fungal diseases with a total of 90, histoplasmosis was second with 60, and coccidioidomycosis was third with 45 (Table II).
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      I. Summary -- II. Materials and Methods -- III. Serologic Tests for Fungal Infections -- IV. Current Status of Infection – Histoplasmosis and Coccidioidomycosis -- V. Sources of Infection and Control Measures -- VI. Special Mycoses Study by NCDC.

      TABLES: I. Mycotic Diseases Optionally Reported to the Public Health Service, 1967 -- II. Deaths from Systemic Fungal Diseases: United States, 1962-66 -- III. Fungal Serology Testing by State and Territorial Health Public Laboratories During Fiscal Year 1966 -- IV. Number of Cases by State in the Mycoses Study Conducted by NCDC in Kansas City - January 1, 1958 to December 31, 1967 -- V. Number of Cases by State in the Mycoses Study Conducted by NCDC in Kansas City - January 1, 1967 to December 31, 1967.

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