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.
Healthcare Systems & Policy
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.
Valley fever is a fungal respiratory infection that is a constant health threat in vast stretches of the San Joaquin valley.
A Phoenix-based laboratory is capturing detailed images of the fungus that causes valley fever, hoping to better understand how it works.
State lawmakers are expected to receive a first look Friday at the costs tied to an ambitious plan to provide health insurance for more California residents.
Luis Miguel’s cerebral palsy makes access to health care essential, but this is complicated by his undocumented status. UC Davis’ student-run program Clinica Tepati has linked families like his to affordable care for the past 45 years.
Gov. Newsom’s proposed mandate is designed to shore up California's individual health care market. But it could disproportionately impact low- and middle-income residents.