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Tags: Valley Fever, pneumonia, flu, lung health, fungus, pets, dogs, Central Valley, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah
In the desert soils of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah a disease is living right under foot, and researchers at UA are trying to find ways to fight it! Coccidioidomycosis, or “cocci” for... (read more)
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Tags: Valley Fever, pneumonia, lung health, fungus, pets, Central Valley, Arizona
Valley fever, also known as desert rheumatism or San Joaquin Valley fever, is Arizona’s disease. While rare at a national level, Valley fever is common in the southwestern United... (read more)
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