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$2.27 Million Federal Grant To Help With Valley Fever Research

Arizona — especially the I-10 corridor between Phoenix and Tucson — is a breeding ground for Valley fever cases.

Nearly two-thirds of the reported incidences of the respiratory illness happen in that stretch of 100 miles or so.

One of the puzzling things about Valley fever is how symptoms can be dramatically different.

Many people will barely notice, while others will be down for months with a significant, sometimes deadly, illness. A new $2.27 million federal grant could help researchers get a better handle on who is most likely to have a worse case of Valley fever.

We talked more about that with Dr. John Galgiani, director of University of Arizona's Valley Fever Center for Excellence.

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Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.