valley fever


Definition of valley fever

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Recent Examples on the Web Those risks include extreme heat, wildfire smoke, pollution from diesel trucks and diseases such as valley fever. Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2022 Plus, because valley fever is a regional disease, a physician needs regional knowledge to recognize its existence. Maryn Mckenna, Wired, 11 Nov. 2021 Over the following decades, researchers would discover some important truths about valley fever. Zoya Teirstein, Wired, 25 Sep. 2021 Possibly 30 million dogs live in the area endemic for valley fever, which centers on Arizona, stretches from California to West Texas, and reaches into Nevada and Utah. Maryn Mckenna, Wired, 11 Nov. 2021 Over the last several years, cases of valley fever, a disease common to the arid West, have been steadily creeping up. Dr. Adela Wu, ABC News, 15 Oct. 2021 These models are based on trends seen in precipitation and temperature: two factors critical to the lifecycle of the fungus responsible for valley fever. Dr. Adela Wu, ABC News, 15 Oct. 2021 However, there is a condition called valley fever, which is a type of fungal pneumonia caused by the fungus Coccidioides, which lives in soil in the southwestern U.S. Korin Miller,, 21 Sep. 2021 Now When firefighters inhale this rotten air, the fungi can lead to a condition called coccidioidomycosis, or valley fever, with symptoms including fever and shortness of breath. Matt Simon, Wired, 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of valley fever

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for valley fever

from its prevalence in the San Joaquin valley of California

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The first known use of valley fever was in 1938

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18 Jan 2022

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“Valley fever.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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