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Rudy Salas

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Recently signed legislation capped a big year for efforts to combat a regional disease long overlooked by lawmakers.
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The budget includes $8 million for research and outreach into the disease, caused by inhaling spores that grow in arid soil.
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The bill would bring $2 million to an already-established state fund for valley fever vaccine research and create guidelines for how local, state and federal agencies report cases.

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