Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 8th, 1999
The flu-like disease is becoming a national concern, he said.
More and more people, many of whom have suppressed immune systems, are moving into Sun Belt states like Arizona and thus facing greater exposure to the fever, Galgiani said.
A disease of the lungs, valley fever is caused by breathing in the fungus Coccidioides immitis, which grows abundantly in the Sonoran Desert soil of southern Arizona and other dry soils of the U.S. southwest. The disease has been recognized as a significant medical entity since the...
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