Valley Fever

Valley Fever is a disease caused by a fungus (or mold) called Coccidioides. The fungi live in the soil of dry areas like the southwestern U.S. You get it from inhaling the spores of the fungus. The infection cannot spread from person to person.

Anyone can get Valley Fever. But it's most common among older adults, especially those 60 and older. People who have recently moved to an area where it occurs are at highest risk for infection. Other people at higher risk include:

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  1. Valley Fever (National Library of Medicine)  
    Valley Fever is a disease caused by a fungus (or mold) called Coccidioides. The fungi live in the ... spread from person to person. Anyone can get Valley Fever. But it's most common among older adults, especially ...
  2. Valley fever is an infection that occurs when the spores of the fungus Coccidioides immitis enter your body ... Valley fever is a fungal infection most commonly seen in the desert regions of the southwestern United States, ...
  3. ... a fungus called Coccidioides, which causes the disease coccidioidomycosis or valley fever. ... are infected with Coccidioides, which causes the disease coccidioidomycosis. Antibodies are specialized proteins that defend the body ...
  4. Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Risk and Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Valley Fever/Prevention and Risk Factors ... Valley Fever ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Coccidioidomycosis risk and prevention page. Anyone can ...
  5. Treatment for Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Valley Fever/Treatments and Therapies ... Valley Fever ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Coccidioidomycosis treatment and outcomes page. In many cases, ...
  6. Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Valley fever (coccidioidomycosis) definition, symptoms, risk and prevention, sources of infection, diagnosis, treatment, information for healthcare professionals, statistics, ...
  7. Symptoms of Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Coccidioidomycosis symptoms page. Most people who are exposed to the fungus do not develop symptoms, or have ...
  8. Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Statistics (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Coccidioidomycosis statistics page. Coccidioidomycosis is under public health surveillance, and is reportable – meaning the physician needs to report it to public health authorities – ...
  9. ... fungus Coccidioides immitis. This fungus causes the disease coccidioidomycosis . ... to detect infection with the fungus that causes coccidioidomycosis, or valley fever. This condition can cause lung ...
  10. Valley Fever (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    HIV/AIDS and Infections/Specifics ... HIV/AIDS and Infections ... Valley Fever/Start Here ... Valley Fever ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
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