Valley Fever Center for Excellence


"Leading the world in best medical practices, education and research for Valley Fever."

Welcome to the Valley Fever Center for Excellence’s official website.

Two-thirds of all U.S. Valley Fever infections are contracted in Arizona. Nationally, Valley Fever is uncommon and considered an orphan disease. Yet it is so concentrated in Arizona that this state needed an advocate to promote improvements in understanding, medical care, and research about this disease. For this reason the Arizona Board of Regents approved the proposal for the creation of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona.

The Valley Fever Center for Excellence offers assistance to patients and owners of companion animals who are seeking help with their Valley Fever infections. We also offer services to health care professionals, scientists, and others interested in learning more about this disease. If you find our work valuable, we would welcome your financial contributions or volunteered time. More can be found by clicking on the buttons above for these various areas.

New IDSA Guidance for PCPs on Coccidioidomycosis

These new guidelines for primary care professionals include recommendations for diagnosing and managing early valley fever infections.

IDSA Guidelines

Coccidioidomycosis Study Group (CSG)

The CSG meeting will be held August 18th - 20th, 2017, in Stanford, CA.

CSG Historical Proceedings

* Valley Fever: Timely Diagnosis, Early Assessment, and Proper Management - Free*

Medscape, LLC designates this CME for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and awards 0.5 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education; none in pharmacology.

To access the CME please click below, then register (for free) and log into Medscape.

Go to CME training

Free Online Valley Fever CME course for Primary Care Physicians

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Go to CME training

Media coverage

Check out one of the best resources for Valley Fever!

Our new Tutorial for Primary Care Professionals  was made to help doctors, as well as the public, better understand Valley Fever.

If you would like a physical copy, please request one by emailing us at

Valley Fever Tutorial - 2016

Valley Fever Alliance of Arizona Clinicians Login