WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force David Schweikert (AZ-06) and Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) joined in celebrating Valley Fever Awareness Week in Arizona.
“Raising awareness for Valley Fever means more than advocating for better detection and treatment options once a year – it represents a constant push for progress to transform the lives of our constituents who have been affected by this terrible disease. As original co-sponsors of the FORWARD Act, we remain committed to providing the resources needed for research and drug-development to ultimately find a cure and vaccine. We are proud to report that at our urging, the FDA has confirmed it is planning a future workshop on drug development – a key priority laid out in our bill. We must continue to pursue solutions to mitigate, and eventually eliminate, this horrific disease so that our constituents and communities across the country can lead healthier lives without the fear of contracting Valley Fever,” the Members wrote.
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