valley fever

noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Two types of the fungus Coccidioides cause valley fever. Jim Robbins, The Arizona Republic, "As threat of valley fever grows beyond the Southwest, push is on for vaccine," 4 Sep. 2020 There is no cure for valley fever; doctors use existing antifungal medications that often don’t relieve the symptoms. Jim Robbins, The Arizona Republic, "As threat of valley fever grows beyond the Southwest, push is on for vaccine," 4 Sep. 2020 Arizona reported 5,170 cases of valley fever through Aug. 4. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "Your COVID-19 symptoms could be valley fever. Here's what you need to know," 8 Aug. 2020 Bui's medical history included hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, hyperlipidemia and valley fever, according to the report. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "One of the first to die in Arizona from COVID-19 was a Phoenix city executive who loved travel, mentored others," 5 June 2020 People can get valley fever when spores are inhaled or when exposed to the contaminated soil. Murat Can Kalem, The Conversation, "Why does the CDC want us to ‘Think Fungus’?," 23 Sep. 2019 Three new laws address valley fever reporting, testing, and education in the state. NBC News, "Potentially deadly valley fever is hitting California farmworkers hard, worrying researchers," 17 June 2019 When Victor Gutierrez contracted valley fever, his family often had to choose between food and his medication. Petra Cahill, NBC News, "Iran warns it may breach nuke deal, Trump 2020 & a tribute to dad jokes: The Morning Rundown," 17 June 2019 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

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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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8 Oct 2020

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“Valley fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valley%20fever. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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valley fever

noun
val·​ley fever | \ ˈval-ē- How to pronounce valley fever (audio) \

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