Dusty Devil: Improving Tests for Valley Fever

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Date(s) - 21 Sep 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM



Dusty Devil:

Improving Tests for Valley Fever




Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022  |  5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

ASU Health Futures Center, 6161 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054

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While wind and haboobs are a welcome change in the weather, Arizonans would be better to avoid being outside on a windy day. Inhaling dust can bring not only particulates but also a deadly fungus into our lungs that can causes Valley fever, an ailment unique to the southwestern United States. Most who become ill have mild symptoms, but for others it can be deadly. Diagnosing Valley fever can be difficult and frustrating. Hear about this threat to our health and promising new solutions on the horizon.