Valley Fever Center for Excellence


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

Check out one of the best resources for Valley Fever!

Our new Tutorial for Primary Care Physicians 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 - 2015

Coccidioidomycosis Study Group (CSG)

The CSG meeting will be held on April 11th, 2015, in San Diego.

Registration and updated meeting information are now available on The Cocci Study Group website

CSG Historical Proceedings

On-Line CME

Free on-line Valley Fever CME for Primary Care Physicians.

Go to training

Media coverage

Phoenix Valley Fever Center

The Valley Fever Center in Phoenix is open for patients to visit at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Support from the ACF

St. Joseph’s Hospital VF Center


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.


We made the Front Page of the Arizona Daily Star!

Full Coverage of Valley Fever updates from Sunday's 3/1/2015 edition.

The Main Article - Vaccine for Valley Fever

Irish Wolfhound Recovering from Valley Fever

The Difference Between the Vaccine and NikZ

Local Student Recovering from Valley Fever

Woman in Benson Suffering from Valley Fever

Follow Up Article from KJZZ Radio Station

The PDF version of all the five stories as they appear in print is available to view here:

All of the stories

Help us make possible a Valley Fever vaccine for dogs!

Researchers at the U of A have created a vaccine that protects mice from Valley Fever. The goal is to develop the vaccine to prevent disease in dogs. However, this requires more studies and developmental work.

Your donation will help us develop this vaccine!

More Information

Canine Vaccine Brochure

To donate, please click on the link below, and select "Valley Fever Vaccine Project" as the designation. Thank you!

Click here to donate!


Valley Fever Alliance of Arizona Clinicians Login