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Program in Molecular Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Infectious Diseases and Immunology

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Animals; Coccidioides; Coccidioidomycosis; Drug Delivery Systems; Fungal Vaccines; Humans; *Immunity, Active; Mice; Mice, Inbred BALB C; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Treatment Outcome; Vaccination; Vaccines, Live, Unattenuated


Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Immunology of Infectious Disease | Immunoprophylaxis and Therapy | Respiratory Tract Diseases


Coccidioidomycosis is a potentially life-threatening respiratory mycosis endemic to the Americas and caused by inhalation of spores produced by the molds Coccidioides immitis and C. posadasii.

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PLoS Pathog. 2013;9(12):e1003768. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003768. Link to article on publisher's site

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