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.
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!
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!
*NEW* Free Online Valley Fever CME course for Primary Care Physicians & Nurses
Valley Fever: Timely Diagnosis, Early Assessment, and Proper Management CME/CE, from Medscape Education Public Health & Prevention.
Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and awards 0.5 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APNs; none of these credits is in the area of pharmacology.
To access the CME please follow the link. Then register (free of charge) and log into Medscape.
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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™.
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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 email@example.com
Valley Fever Tutorial - 2015