“It’s like a scene from a bad movie where people are trying, and trying, and trying until someone pulls them off,” said one hotel staffer, describing the day one of the guests fatally overdosed.
Community & Public Health
U.S. COVID deaths at an all-time low for three years.
As recently as August, Calif. health officials predicted the number of valley fever cases this year would go down. Now it’s shaping up to be one of the worst years on record.
A new skin test called Spherusol can detect whether a person has developed immunity to valley fever. But despite its promise, the test still isn’t in wide use.
New sensors in development at the CDC could provide a breakthrough in valley fever detection and prevention throughout the Southwestern United States.
“Valley fever is almost certainly underreported, due to physicians and the public not being familiar with the disease,” said one infectious disease specialist. Reliable estimates of valley fever...
The National Institutes of Health is now providing critical support to multiple studies on valley fever. Such research could yield critical new breakthroughs in our understanding of the long-overlooked disease.
Richard Nuwintore's sentence in the California prison system has ended, but the valley fever infection he picked up while doing time is a life sentence. The state is now working to lower the risk for inmates.
Researchers say a canine vaccine against valley fever could be available within the next 10 years, and the work to save dogs from the disease could also further efforts to create a valley fever...
Valley fever is a fungal respiratory infection that is a constant health threat in vast stretches of the San Joaquin valley.