Announcements

Valley Fever Vaccine Update!

Studies to develop a vaccine to prevent Valley Fever in dogs have made significant progress!  Utilizing funds donated to the Valley Fever Vaccine Project, we have completed the first tier of protection and safety studies in mice; we are in the process of creating a second-generation mutant strain to meet regulatory requirements prior to determining that the vaccine can prevent Valley Fever in dogs.

Valley Fever Vaccine Update!

Studies to develop a vaccine to prevent Valley Fever in dogs have made significant progress!  Utilizing funds donated to the Valley Fever Vaccine Project, we have completed the first tier of protection and safety studies in mice; we are in the process of creating a second-generation mutant strain to meet regulatory requirements prior to determining that the vaccine can prevent Valley Fever in dogs.

Registration and Abstract Submission Are Now Available!

The 7th International Coccidioidomycosis Symposium will be held August 10th - 13th, at Stanford University Medical School in Stanford, CA. Register for this highly anticipated course to reserve your spot! Also, submit your abstract for consideration to be presented at this year's meeting!

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A Survey of Alpaca Ownership and Valley Fever

We are currently enrolling alpaca owners to participate in an anonymous online survey. The first part of the survey aims to learn more about the locations of alpaca herds, and all owners are invited to complete this section. The second part of the survey is designed to learn more about alpacas diagnosed with Valley Fever between 2005 and the present. Questions about this study can be directed to Dr. Christine Butkiewicz at cbutkiew@email.arizona.edu or 520-626-6527.

Recruiting Dogs for Research!

We are currently looking for dogs that have been on any formulation of itraconazole to treat Valley Fever for at least two weeks.

New IDSA Guidance for PCPs on Coccidioidomycosis

These new guidelines for primary care professionals include recommendations for diagnosing and managing early valley fever infections.

Valley Fever: Timely Diagnosis, Early Assessment, and Proper Management

Medscape, LLC designates this free Online CME for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. To access the CME please click below, then register (for free) and log into Medscape.

Would you like to see a Valley Fever Specialist?

For a directory of doctors with experience in treating valley fever, in Tucson and Phoenix, please click here:

Next Coccidioidomycosis Study Group (CSG) Meeting

The CSG meeting will be held August 18th-20th, 2017, in Stanford, CA.