Announcements

Affected by Valley Fever? Check out how to get your story out there!

Have you been affected by Valley Fever? Please read this blurb below from Courtney Miceli about how you can get your story out there!

My name is Courtney Miceli and I'm an associate producer with the US/Canadian production company, Our House Media. We're currently in pre-production for a new documentary series about extreme weather events. One of our episodes is exploring the topic of dust storms and I'm searching around for some personal stories from Arizona - particularly from people who have been victims of Valley Fever as a result of a dust storm.

I'm looking to speak with victims about the storms they've experienced in Arizona and how their Valley Fever diagnosis has impacted their life. If you're interested in sharing your story, or are curious to learn more, please email me at cmiceli@ourhousemedia.com.

Thank you!
Courtney

Alpaca Study Participants Needed!

We are currently looking volunteers in Southern Arizona for a study to determine an appropriate dose of fluconazole in alpacas. Enrolled alpacas must be over 1 year of age, not pregnant or recently bred, and in good health. Owners of participants will administer fluconazole by mouth once a day for 14 days, and study personnel will collect four blood samples on the last day. Ideally, alpacas will be enrolled into the study in groups of 2. For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa Shubitz (lfshubit@email.arizona.edu) or Dr. Christine Butkiewicz (cbutkiew@email.arizona.edu). This work is generously supported by the Morris Animal Foundation.

 

 

Study Participants Wanted!

Attached is a flyer that describes the eligibility for this study, as well as other important details. For more details please visit: https://dhvi.duke.edu/new-study-works-understand-prevalence-valley-fever

Pneumonia Study Flyer

Banner Valley Fever 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

New Valley Fever Billboard!

Attention Phoenix Drivers! While driving around town, keep your eye out for the Valley Fever Awareness Billboard!

New Valley Fever Training Manual

The third addition of the Valley Fever Manual has been finished! Click here: Valley Fever Training Manual to see the new manual! 

The 63rd Annual Cocci Study Group Registration

Registration is now available. Go to www.coccistudygroup.com, or read the flyer below to find out more information. 

63rd Annual Cocci Study Group Flyer

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

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! 

Click here for more information

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.

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?

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