‘We’ve Seen a Lot More Cases Recently’: Valley Fever Cases in California Soar | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


‘We’ve Seen a Lot More Cases Recently’: Valley Fever Cases in California Soar

The number of documented cases of a potentially deadly infection caused by a fungus is on the rise in California’s Central Valley.

According to the California Department of Public Health, the number of cases of Valley Fever increased by 11 percent in 2018 compared to 2017.

Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) is caused by a fungus that lives in soil mostly found in Arizona and California, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.

People can get Valley Fever by breathing in microscopic spores found in the air in areas where the fungus is present, which also include parts of Mexico, Central America and South America.

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