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University of Arizona Valley Fever Center for Excellence

The Valley Fever Center for Excellence, located at the University of Arizona in Tucson, was established to address the problems caused by the fungus Coccidioides, which causes Valley Fever. Two-thirds of all infections in the United States occur in Arizona, mostly in the urban areas surrounding Phoenix and Tucson. The Center’s mission is to mobilize resources for the eradication of Valley Fever  through education, awareness, patient care and research.

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Valley Fever (also known as Desert Rheumatism or San Joaquin Valley Fever) is Arizona’s disease. While rare at a national level, Valley Fever is common in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. Every year, 150,... (read more)