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May 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congressman and Congressional Valley Fever Task Force Co-Chair Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ), Congressman and Congressional Valley Fever Task Force Co-Chair David Schweikert (AZ-06), Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Congressman Greg Stanton (AZ-09), and U.S.

Jul 26, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Co-Chairman of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, introduced H.R. 6562, the bipartisan FORWARD Act with fellow Co-Chairman Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-6) and Task Force Members Congresswoman Martha McSally (AZ-2), Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9).

May 4, 2018 Press Release

Today, Congressman McCarthy, as Co-Chair of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, along with 16 of his colleagues in the House, sent a letter to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins in support of grant funding to help move a Valley Fever diagnostic tool into primary care settings, such as the family doctor’s office. Currently, Immuno-Mycologics, Inc.

Jun 11, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC - Chairman of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and Co-Chairman, Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06) released the following statement on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to include the Coccidioides species, known to cause what is commonly referred to as Valley Fever, on a list of Qualifying Pathogens it developed as required by the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) provisions of Public Law 112-144:
Mar 24, 2014 Press Release
Scottsdale, Ariz., March 24, 2014-- Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), Co-founder of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, is hosting a Valley Fever Open House this April.
Jul 24, 2013 Press Release

This week, Congressman McCarthy launched the bipartisan Congressional Valley Fever Task Force in his effort to bring awareness to the fight against this disease. Joining McCarthy:

Jul 24, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) introduced the Valley Fever Task Force in the House of Representatives. The task force, with the goal of taking legislative action on Valley Fever issues, will initiate a dialogue between Congress and the medical and scientific fields as well as host field hearings throughout the southwest later this year.

In The News

Apr 24, 2019 In The News
Jul 17, 2017 In The News
Viamet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to VT-1598, a novel oral agent for the treatment of coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever.
Jun 15, 2017 In The News
Valley Fever is a disease you can catch from the dust in the air. Many cases are mild but some can be so severe they attack skin and bone and threaten your life.
Jun 6, 2017 In The News
During a press conference on April 12, 2017, Public Health reported the number of confirmed cases as 1,905. In an ongoing effort to keep the community informed of the rise in Valley Fever cases, Public Health has now confirmed 2,310 human cases of Valley Fever in Kern County residents during 2016, including 6 fatalities.
May 10, 2017 In The News
People living in the American Southwest have experienced a dramatic increase in windblown dust storms in the last two decades, likely driven by large-scale changes in sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean drying the region’s soil, according to new NOAA-led research.