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Local nominated to head ag department
May 25, 2023 Governor Katie Hobbs (D-Arizona) looked to Yuma for the next head of the Arizona Department of Agriculture. It was announced on Thursday that Paul Brierley, Director of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture is going to be nominated for the position.
From COVID to fungus to drugs, wastewater monitoring is a game-changer for epidemiology
April 27, 2023 Today, researchers at the center are using human wastewater to track a dangerous fungal outbreak you might have heard of lately: Candida aura.
Yuma Agricultural Center testing wastewater for Candida auris
April 24, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is concerned about a fungus spreading throughout the United States. It’s called Candida auris, and it can be fatal, especially to people who have underlying health issues. So far there have been no positive cases in Yuma County.
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