New Valley Fever Test Shows Promise, but Obstacles Remain

A new skin test called Spherusol can detect whether a person has developed a natural immunity to valley fever, a sometimes fatal disease caused fungal spores in soil. But despite its promise, the test isn’t in wide use.

A Chance to Be Heard

Top federal health officials are traveling to Bakersfield this week to hear the stories of valley fever survivors and discuss how to bring greater awareness of and funding for the sometimes crippling disease.

Five Ways to Advance the Fight Against Valley Fever Epidemic

Getting more attention for Valley Fever, which has reached epidemic proportions in parts of California’s Central Valley, will require a coordinated effort among doctors, drug companies and patient groups.