U.S. Legislators Propose Blockchain Solution to Combat Fungal Diseases, 10,000 Cases Reported Annually

Aug 04, 2018 at 12:37 // News
Author
Coin Idol
The forthput legislation originated out from the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, and the legislation was ideally introduced by David Schweikert and Kevin McCarthy, task force co-chairs, and also Reps. Martha McSally, Kyrsten Sinema and Karen Bass.

A certain group of U.S. legislators has forthput the development of a blockchain pilot as part of a mega effort to fight infectious fungal diseases.

The forthput legislation originated out from the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force, and the legislation was ideally introduced by David Schweikert and Kevin McCarthy, task force co-chairs, and also Reps. Martha McSally, Kyrsten Sinema and Karen Bass. The bipartisan bill is targeting to improve research and effective treatments of a valley fever known as coccidioidomycosis and many other endemic fungal diseases. 

CDCP Statistics 

A section of the FORWARD Act, the solution calls for a modernised blockchain pilot minted at uplifting the manner in which medical practitioners can easily share important information. The essence is that by edifying the rate at which such data is shared, health workers are better equipped to accommodate and muscle potentially life-or-death conditions associated with infectious diseases. 

Task force co-chairs, David revealed in a statement that: 

"Our design for collecting critical clinical data, while protecting patient privacy through the use of blockchain, should become the future of medical research." 

Coccidioidomycosis is an infectious respiratory disease caused by inhalation of the fungus Coccidioides immitis. The fungus lives in soil. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), close to 10,000 cases are registered in the U.S. annually, with the majority of cases originating from the states of California and Arizona.