Tucson To Serve As Site For Valley Fever Drug Study

Tucson to Serve as Site for Valley Fever Drug Study

Congressional leaders from Arizona and California joined researchers from the University of Arizona and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix to discuss progress in the search for a cure to Valley fever (coccidioidomycosis).House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., co-chairs of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, announced that Tucson will be one of the sites for a randomized drug study of an anti-fungal treatment. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the study provides the UA with approximately $1.9 million to study the effectiveness of the anti-fungal fluconazole in Tucson over two years.

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