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CDC says Valley Fever is a chief concern nationwide
Sacramento Bee

California’s Central Valley, the southern part of New Mexico, and southwest Texas all have been hit heavily by Valley Fever in the past year. The disease is caused by Coccidioides fungus – or “cocci” – found in the soil of warm, dry regions with low annual rainfall, according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention. In that respect, the respiratory disease may be affected and spread by climate change in regions receiving less precipitation than before.