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Researchers Making Progress On Valley Fever Vaccine

Valley fever
(Photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Valley fever present in a sample of lymph node tissue.

We’re heading into high season for valley fever. Health officials say they tend to see the most cases in late October through December. Research is continuing into treatments, as well as better ways for doctors to diagnose it.

Dr. John Galgiani, director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona, discusses where are we right now as far as diagnostics and treatment.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.