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New drug being developed that could cure valley fever

Tags: infectious disease, university of arizona, valley fever center for excellence

[Source: The Arizona Republic] - A new drug is being studied that could possibly cure valley fever, which infects 50,000 Arizonans a year.

Nikkomycin Z is in development at the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties account for two-thirds of the country's valley fever cases.

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