Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a new drug that promises to be a potential cure for valley fever.

Though rare in the rest of the country, valley fever is a serious health problem in the southwest, with approximately 150,000 new infections each year.

Symptoms can include cough, chest pain, fatigue and fever.

The chance for infection is about 3 percent per year, yet some people develop serious problems when the fungus leaves the lungs and spreads to other parts of the body.

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