Arizona is a monumental step closer to having a canine vaccine against Valley fever. A University of Arizona-led study shows the potential vaccine shows high levels of protection against the fungus that causes Valley fever.

Experts say this new development in the fight against Valley fever is a game changer.

“I think for veterinary use this will be huge and I think it is a major milestone to get a vaccine,” Dr. John Galgiani, the director of the UA’s Valley Fever Center for Excellence.

Valley fever is a disease of the lungs caused by inhaling airborne particles of a fungus found in the southwest United States and parts of Mexico.

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