Opinion: This valley fever vaccine could save dogs, eventually humans
Outside of the Southwest, few Americans have ever heard of valley fever. That will soon change. Thanks to climate change, the geographical range of this fungal respiratory disease — technically known as Coccidioides posadasii — is rapidly expanding. John Murphy is the chief policy officer at…#southwest #coccidioides #johnmurphy #arizona #valley #universityofarizona #anivivelifesciences #aspergillus #southwestern (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC says Valley Fever fungus cases could rise by 25 times in coming years due to climate change
More than 500,000 Americans could fall ill with Valley fever annually, according to draft calculations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak - Mbarara District, Western Uganda, January-March 2023
This report describes an outbreak of Rift Valley fever in Uganda linked to livestock. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 8, 2023 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Rift Valley Fever (RVF) Source Type: news

The devil lurking in the dust
Millie von Platen for Vox How extreme weather is driving a deadly fungus further into the American West Part of the issue The 100-year-old-mistake that’s reshaping the American West from The Highlight, Vox’s home for ambitious stories that explain our world. On a cloudless day in March, Marieke…#millievonplaten #highlight #vox #mariekeramsey #phoenix #ramsey #bridgetbarker #coccidioides #valley #cocci (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: A Six-Year Journey - Advancing Pathogen Genomics in Africa
[Africa CDC] As the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) marks it's sixth anniversary since its launch, it presents us an excellent standpoint to reflect on the enormous growth and development that has been accomplished. At the time of Africa CDC's founding in 2017, three years ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic, the continent was battling other disease outbreaks, including Ebola virus disease, Yellow fever, Lassa fever, Rift Valley fever and others. At the time, the pathogen genomics program was (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fungal infections are spreading and climate change is to blame
A world taken over by fungal infections, with no vaccine available: It sounds like the plot of post-apocalyptic show The Last of Us, but it could become our reality as climate change makes diseases caused by fungi, like valley fever, better at spreading. Valley fever is usually only contracted in…#valley #arizona #cdc #bridgetbarker #coccidioides #rebeccadrummond #drummond #geohealth #greatplains #centralamerica (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survivors of deadly fungal infection Valley fever share their horror stories with DM.com
Nick Duggan, 45, is one of around 20,000 people who catch the illness - caused by fungi species Coccidioidomycosis - every year, which scientists warn is becoming more common. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare but deadly fungal infection Valley Fever is spreading fast 'because of climate change'
Cases of 'Valley Fever' - which is 10 times more deadly than flu- have risen 20-fold since the turn of the century. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Man Beat Cancer Years Ago. Why Was There a Mass in His Lung?
Could the disease be back? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) Lungs Pneumonia Infections Coughs Arizona Source Type: news

Results of Novel Clinical Study of Guselkumab and Golimumab Combination Therapy Show Adults with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis Maintained Higher Rates of Clinical, Histologic, and Endoscopic Remission at Week 38
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 10, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced data from an ongoing analysis of a Phase 2a clinical trial showing adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who received 12 weeks of combination induction therapy with guselkumab and golimumab, followed by a transition to guselkumab alone for maintenance, achieved a clinical remission ratea (based on the modified Mayo score [mMayo])b at week 38 of 47.9 percent, a higher rate than induction and maintenance treatment with either guselkumab alone (31.0 percent) or golimumab al...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Travel manager, 33, suffering back pain and weight loss diagnosed with valley fever
Desiree Chan's condition left doctors stumped after tests for pneumonia, tuberculosis and even HIV all came back negative. Valley fever is advancing in America, with cases doubling in five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It took everything ’: the disease that can be contracted by breathing California’s air
Valley fever, derived from a fungus that lives in the US south-west’s soil, is on the rise as climate crisis dries out the landscape #climatecrisis (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Notes From the Field: Coccidioidomycosis Outbreak Among Wildland Firefighters - California, 2021
This report describes a coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) outbreak among wildland firefighters in California during 2021. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 25, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Fire Fighters MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Public Health Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Source Type: news

CDC Characterizes National Incidence of Fungal Infections
THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2022 -- Coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, and blastomycosis cause substantial illness, with about 20,000 cases of coccidioidomycosis reported in 2019, according to research published in the Aug. 19 issue of the U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surveillance for Coccidioidomycosis, Histoplasmosis, and Blastomycosis - United States, 2019
This report describes U.S. coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, and blastomycosis cases in 2019 (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 18, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Blastomycosis Histoplasmosis (Histoplasma capsulatum Disease) MMWR MMWR Summaries Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report National Notifiable Diseases Public Health Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Source Type: news