Announcements

Valley Fever Awareness Week 2018

Valley Fever Awareness Week is here! Click on the link below to view the 2018 proclamation! 

 

 Valley Fever Week Proclamation

Banner Valley Fever Tool Kit Unveiling!

Dr. Galgiani unveiled his new Banner Valley Fever Toolkit on September 20, 2018.

Click here to watch the project be unveiled! 

The Banner Valley Fever Toolbox Kit 

 

McCarthy and Schweikert Introduce Historic Valley Fever Legislation

 Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Co-Chairman of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, introduced H.R. 6562, the bipartisan FORWARD Act with fellow Co-Chairman Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-6) and Task Force Members Congresswoman Martha McSally (AZ-2), Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9). This legislation would strengthen research and help advance treatment and vaccine development for Coccidioidomycosis, commonly known as Valley Fever, as well as other orphan endemic fungal diseases. Check out the link below to read about this legislation as well as a quote from Dr. Galgiani! 

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Cocci Study Group 2019 Dates and Location Announced!

Next year's meeting will be held at UC Davis on April 5-6 2019. This meeting will be hosted by Dr. George Thompson! 

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.

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.

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