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Federal health officials announce Valley fever study
Modesto Bee

Two of the nation’s health leaders on Monday announced a clinical trial to study the best way to treat Valley fever, a fungal disease that has risen by alarming rates in the last decade.

The randomized clinical trial will be based in large part in Bakersfield, an epicenter for Valley fever, and will involve 1,000 patients.

“We don’t exactly know what the best treatment is for Valley fever and this is why we need a clinical trial,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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