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Valley fever clinical trial announced in Calif.
SF Gate

California prison officials said Tuesday they have met a federal judge’s order to transfer nearly 2,000 prisoners prone to valley fever from two Central Valley prisons in areas particularly hard-hit by the potentially deadly fungal infection. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said it met the judge’s goal a day after federal government scientists announced they were launching a major medical experiment in search of a treatment for valley fever, which is prevalent in California and Arizona.