An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect on July 23, 2014 for La Paz, Maricopa, Pinal, and Yuma Counties until July 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Learn more about how to stay safe in extreme heat and stay informed about future heat alerts.

Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever)

Valley Fever Awareness Week

© The Arizona Republic

Each year, the Governor’s Office issues a proclamation declaring the 1st or 2nd week of November as Valley Fever Awareness Week. The Arizona Department of Health Services works with the Valley Fever Center for Excellence to promote awareness and enhance recognition of Valley Fever among the public and healthcare providers. Past events have included a public forum, a continuing medical education course, a walk to raise funds for research and many other types of educational events.

For the latest schedule of events, please visit the Valley Fever Center for Excellence.

Valley Fever Awareness Twitter Chat

Join us at 10 a.m. Tuesday December 17th for a Q and A session with several AZ Valley Fever experts. They will discuss the cause of the disease, warning signs and symptoms and answer your questions.

Follow us at Twitter.com/AZDHS and use #AZVF. Send us your questions and join in the conversation!

  • Valley Fever Experts:
    • Dr. John Galgiani is a Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Arizona where he heads the Valley Fever Center for Excellence. He also directs the valley fever clinic at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. He is a leading expert in valley fever treatment and research.
    • Clarisse Tsang is the Acting Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program manager in the Office of Infectious Disease Services at the Arizona Department of Health Services. She has conducted several research studies on valley fever in Arizona and supervises valley fever surveillance and education programs at ADHS.