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Tackling Valley Fever


Last updated 2/10/2018 at Noon

Valley Fever is in our soil and the very air we breathe. Since 2011, confirmed cases of Valley Fever have been reported in 50 of California’s 58 counties, reaching a record of 5,372 confirmed cases in 2016. And the problem is growing, with 7,471 provisional cases reported in 2017.

This region is also impacted by Valley Fever, with 63 cases reported in Riverside County and 123 in San Diego County during 2016.

Valley Fever, which is caused by breathing in fungus spores that live in the soil, is spread when soil is disturbed by wind or by human activities such as digging or plowing. Unfort...

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