valley fever


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valley fever:

see coccidioidomycosiscoccidioidomycosis
, systemic fungus disease (see fungal infection) endemic to arid regions of the Americas, contracted by inhaling dust containing spores of the fungus Coccidioides immitis.
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"When soil is disturbed by activities such as digging, driving, or high winds, Valley Fever spores can become airborne and potentially be inhaled," Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum said in a statement.
Human disease, including valley fever, can lead to debilitation, loss of quality of life, and a large financial burden from medical costs (World Health Organization, 2003).
[ClickPress, Mon Mar 11 2019] Rift valley fever (RVF), a viral zoonosis that commonly affects animals, has the capacity to infect humans.
A systematic review of Rift Valley fever epidemiology 1931-2014.
Coccidioidomycosis, or Valley fever, is an infection caused by inhalation of the soil-dwelling fungus Coccidioides, which is endemic in the southwestern United States, including California.
figure By CHARLES LWANGA Hoteliers in Kilifi County are considering offering customers sea food or meat from Nairobi following the ban on sale of livestock due to an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever.On August 2, the director Veterinary Services called for the closure of slaughter houses in Malindi and Magarini sub-counties to curb the spread of the disease.
The South African live animal bans is based upon World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of the outbreak of Rift Valley Fever disease, in South Africa.
Besides Disease X, the seven other potential global disease threats each lacking an effective drug or vaccine includes Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF); Ebola virus disease and Marburg virus disease; Lassa fever; Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS); Nipah and henipaviral diseases Rift Valley fever (RVF); and Zika.
The other five lethal diseases mentioned on the list of needing urgent action include: Lassa fever, MERS, SARS, Nipah virus and Rift Valley fever. --SPA 13:13 LOCAL TIME 10:13 GMT www.spa.gov.sa/1721423
I have been doing a lot of research on valley fever and California prisons since my sister-in-law's brother contracted it shortly after becoming a prisoner at Taft Correctional Institution in California.

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