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News Flashes

Valley Fever Cases Are Up in Monterey County  Dec2016

Valley Fever Cases Spike.  Is It the Weather?  Nov2016

Kern Department of Health: Valley Fever Diagnosis Rising  Sep2016

Recent News and Posts

2018 Stories

Valley Fever Epidemic Inspires State-National Agencies to Join Forces

Valley Fever Cases Continue to Rise in Tulare County

2017 Stories

Valley Fever Infections Surge in California's Central Valley

 Increase in Reported Cases of Valley Fever in California in 2017

New UC Grant Enables Deeper, Broader Valley Fever Research   Feb 2017

2016 Stories

Deadly Dust Plauging Hawaiian Prisoners in Arizona

University of Arizona Makes Big Progress on Valley Fever Vaccine for Dogs Dec2016 

Federal Funding Fuels New Valley Fever Research  Dec2016

Pop-up Valley Fever Clinic Offers Specialty Care to Kids  Dec2016

Sonora Quest, UA, Arizona Join for Valley Fever Warning System  Nov 2016

Accurate Valley Fever Counts Elude Health Officials  Nov 2016

Valley Fever Cases Spike.  Is It the Weather? (Bakersfield, CA)  Nov2016

Coccidioidomycosis Ups Death Risk in Organ Recipients  Nov2016

Researchers Making Progress on Valley Fever Vaccine  Oct2016

Tucson Will Host Drug Trial for Treatment of Valley Fever  Oct2016

Partnership with California (and Arizona) Fostering Valley Fever Awareness  Oct2016

Kern Medical Is Valley Fever Clinical Trial Site Oct2016

215 Hawaii Inmates Were Tested for Valley Fever in Arizona  Sep2016

New, Simpler Guidelines Created to Treat Valley Fever  Sep2016

Viamet to Present at the 2016 Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium Conference  Sep2016

FDA Grants QIDP Designation to VT-1598 for Treatment of Valley Fever  Sep2016

Effect of Geography on the Analysis of Coccidioidomycosis-Associated Deaths  Oct2016

Remembering Dr. Tom Larwood, Valley Fever Research Pioneer Sep2016

Jury Hits Caltrans with $12 Million Verdict in Valley Fever Suit  Aug2016

State Senate Recognizes August as Valley Fever Awareness Month  Aug2016

Remembering Dr. Hans Einstein, Valley Fever Research Pioneer   Aug2016

Think Like a Doctor: The Boy with Nighttime Fevers Solved!  Aug2016

US Issues Patent for Valley Fever Detection Technlogy Aug2016

Fungal Disease "Valley Fever" is Often Misdiagnosed Jul2016

IDSA Releases New Coccidioidomycosis Clinical Practice Guidlines Jul2016

Sea Lion Dies (of Valley Fever) at Fresno Chaffee Zoo  Jul2016

Dust is the Third-Deadliest Weather Hazard in Arizona  July 2016

Appeals Court Reinstates Valley Fever Suits Against US  May 2016

Viamet Receives Orphan Drug Designation from the FDA for VT-1598 for the Treatment of Coccidioidomycosis May 2016

Flagstaff Researchers Track Valley Fever Across Millennia  May 2016

Flagstaff Scientists: Valley Fever Originated in Arizona  May 2016

Winds Across the County (Kern) Bring Risk of Valley Fever  April 2016

Valley Fever Clinic Opens at Banner-UMC  April 2016

CDC Helps State Test for Valley Fever in Eastern Washington Soil  March 2016

Flagstaff's TGen Institute Needs Dog Owners' Help with Valley Fever Study  March 2016

Valley Fever: A Silent, Unpredictable Menace  February 2016

Fungus Causing Valley Fever Identified in Yakima County (Washington)  February 2016

Officials Ramp up Watch for Valley Fever February 2016

El Niño Could Cause Spike in Arizona Valley Fever Cases January 2016


2015 Stories

Drone Sniffs the Air to Map Valley Fever Fungus in California December 2015

Cases of Valley Fever Up 24 Percent Through October  November 2015

Early Detection Saves Lives, So Don't Just Write It Off As a Stubborn Cold November 2015

The Mysterious Rise of Valley Fever November 2015

We're Working to Find a Cure for Valley Fever October 2015

Clinical Trial Will Test New Treatment For Valley Fever Pneumonia October 2015

CDC Releases Combined Summary of Notifiable Infectious, Noninfectious Diseases (Including Valley Fever) October 2015

Reid Park (Zoo) Lion Felled by Valley Fever, Tucson AZ October 2015

Liposomal Amphotericin B 'Preferred Agent' for Severe Cocci(dioidomycosis) October 2015

How The Drought Is Hurting Health October 2015

Global Warming Health Impacts (Including Valley Fever) Hit Northern Arizona September 2015

Valley Fever Can Be Devastating for Dogs September 2015 

Firefighter Who Can't Prove Source of Valley Fever Fungal Disease Denied Workmen's Compensation September 2015

Valley Drought Study Takes Broader View: Fresno State Report Assesses Mental Health, Disease and Other Effects August 2015

DxNA's Valley Fever Test Enters Clinical Trials August 2015

State of California Issues Valley Fever Warning August 2015

Valley Fever Cases Drop in San Bernardino County August 2015

California Health Officer Warns Public About Valley Fever August 2015

August Is Valley Fever Awareness Month Fresno, CA August 2015

Valley Fever Walk to Raise Awareness, Money July 2015 

Drought May Be Slowing Valley Fever Outbreak July 2015

Coccidioidomycosis in a State Where It Is Not Known To Be Endemic — Missouri, 2004–2013 June 2015

Incidents of Valley Fever Declining in San Bernardino County June 2015

Emotions Run High at Lucerne Valley (California) Solar Meeting (Valley Fever concerns cited) June 2015

Lakeside (California) Residents and Planners Voice Outrage Over Sand Mining Proposal at Heated Meeting (Valley Fever concerns cited) June 2015

NIOSH Study and Recommendations on Reducing Exposure to Valley Fever in California Prison Workers June 2015

Enhanced Surveillance of Coccidioidomycosis in Low- and Non-Endemic States Proposal by CDC June 2015

Viamet Announces NIH Grant for Compounds Directed at Valley Fever May 2015

Valley Fever Study Highlights Toll, Barriers Faced by Families of Pediatric Patients May 2015

California's Drought Could Increase Health Risks, Experts Say April 2015

Valley Fever Ramping Up in Valley of the Sun April 2015


Family Remembers Pregnant Wife, Mother Killed By Rare Infection (Coccidioidomycosis) March 2015

Vaccine Developed at University of Arizona Could Prevent Valley Fever March 2015

Valley Fever Gave Andres Ruffner a Collapsed Lung February 2015

Valley Fever''s Effect on Cynthia Drummond, Benson Arizona February 2015

Maggy The Dog Struggles with Valley Fever February 2015

New A''s First Baseman Ike Davis Hopes to Bounce Back From Valley Fever February 2015

Construction of California''s High-Speed Rail Could Increase Risk of Fungal Infection January 2015


Videos About Valley Fever:

Patients Tell Their Stories September 2012

Audio Files About Valley Fever:

The Difficulties of Diagnosing Valley Fever KJZZ April 2014


For more information on coccidioidomycosis or Valley Fever:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Kern County Public Health Services


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