|Description:||This historic image depicted the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) first Mycology Unit that was started on the organization’s Chamblee, Georgia campus in 1947. To date, this Unit has evolved into the current Div. of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Mycotic Diseases Branch, which is a part of the Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases.|
The spectrum of epidemiologic activities includes investigations of outbreaks, surveillance for trends in invasive fungal infections, determination of risk factors, the development and evaluation of prevention guidelines and intervention strategies. Laboratory activities include collaboration in outbreak investigations and surveillance studies, and applied research aimed at control and prevention of mycotic diseases through application of advancements in mycologic, molecular biologic and immunologic methods.
The NIOSH Historic Photo Collection began as the “picture file” of the Industrial Hygiene Division of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), c. 1930-1960. It is a unique collection of mid-20th Century images of American workers and workplaces and documents occupational safety and health research of that era. The collection consists of approximately 1,000 original photographs and schematic drawings.