Valley Fever Connections provides a bridge for individuals and medical professionals. Presenting original sources of information for you to research and qualify. We provide information from each source of its origin, this empowers you in making your conclusions. Valley Fever is at times a life threatening disease. There is no room for individuals to be placing their personal gain on web sites, ahead of those who face health issues. Being committed in assisting others, we are here with no hidden agendas, providing the most powerful help - knowledge. If you would like to see an article or publication included on this site pertaining to valley fever please let us know.
Some sites on the internet propose an image of being helpful. At first glance they may be helpful, only to end up then wanting from you. As if they are the ones in greater need then you. You may end up feeling like you need to support them in their goals. They may want you to provide them with your personal information through surveys, your money through donations, or even ask you to buy souvenirs in t-shirts and coffee cups.
If they are not medical professionals performing medical research, why would they want your personal information in surveys? Is it for personal gain and for profit, for publication of your information? Their purpose may not have your best interest at heart, questionable at best. You will do best to use your own discernment with these sites, what is their true purpose.
The medical site Valley Fever Center of Excellence (VFCE) is the premier source of medical professionals performing research on a valley fever treatments. They are also receiving direct Federal grants for valley fever research. VFCE is working on testing of nikkomycin z, proven to kill valley fever in mice. Human clinical trials are on the horizon.
The VFCE is the only center of its type and is a regional, national and international resource.
It provides a multi-faceted awareness program to the public, medical practitioners and health care workers. The VFCE operates an informational HOTLINE [(520) 629-4777] for information about the disease, its diagnosis and treatment. The VFCE maintains a website (English and Spanish) and answers questions by electronic mail [ firstname.lastname@example.org ]. Approximately 2,750 client contacts are now handled annually.
The VFCE provides information to the public, physician consultations with VFCE physicians and promotes research into all aspects of the disease. Valley Fever Evaluation and Treatment Clinics are operated each week at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and at St. Lukeís Clinic, University Medical Center. The VFCE facilitates, stimulates and fosters research by providing a public profile for Valley Fever and by sponsoring collaboration among clinicians and research investigators. Primary areas of research are in the fields of immunology, fungal growth, and fungus adaptation within soil or during infection as well as on the development of a vaccine. Excellence in scholarly research activities is supported through the Centerís Scientific Membership Committee and Faculty, providing a vital link between the VFCE and scientific, medical, and educational research communities throughout the nation.
The Valley Fever Center for Excellence (VFCE) relies solely upon tax-free donations and grants to the foundation for its continued support. Contributions to the VFCE enable it to continue its mission to find ways of reducing risk and improving medical treatment. It is through your generous donations that we are able to continue serving the public through research, education and the treatment of this disease. To support the work of the Center, please mail your check made payable to:
The University of ArizonaTAX ID # 86-6004791
Our mailing address is:
Valley Fever Center for Excellence
Mail Stop 1-111INF
3601 S. 6th Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85723
Telephone HOTLINE can be reached at (520) 629-4777. We can also be reached toll-free from anywhere in Arizona through the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System at (800) 470-8262. This number is for the Veteran's hospital (8:30am - 3:30pm), ask the switchboard operator for the Valley Fever Center for Excellence, extension 4777.
For those who have Valley Fever, and for those who have a friend, family member, or pet.
We are with you in spirit.