valley fever


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In 2016 alone, there were 705 hospitalizations associated with a primary diagnosis of valley fever, the agency says on its website. Nathan J. Fish, azcentral, "Another dust-storm season, another reminder about valley fever," 6 July 2018 That was his argument for vetoing bills to provide grants to rescue marine mammals and sea turtles, to educate Californians about valley fever, and to expand programs for disabled adults. Laurel Rosenhall, San Francisco Chronicle, "Jerry Brown speaks his mind through his vetoes," 22 Oct. 2017

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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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valley fever

val·​ley fever | \ˈval-ē- \

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