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How can you make sure you don't get coccidiomycosis?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid San Joaquin

Valley and other areas of the southwest & northern mexico where the mold, coccidioidomycosis immitis is found.
The high frequency of cases in central california led to the name "valley fever". C. Immitis is dormant in dry weather & becomes active in the rainy season. So you can probably visit fresno in the summer. Anyone is susceptible. Half the folks living in endemic areas have been infected.

In brief: Avoid San Joaquin

Valley and other areas of the southwest & northern mexico where the mold, coccidioidomycosis immitis is found.
The high frequency of cases in central california led to the name "valley fever". C. Immitis is dormant in dry weather & becomes active in the rainy season. So you can probably visit fresno in the summer. Anyone is susceptible. Half the folks living in endemic areas have been infected.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Stay away

Stay out of endemic areas such as the southwest usa.

In brief: Stay away

Stay out of endemic areas such as the southwest usa.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Zorian Trusewych
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Stay out of the Amer

This mold is endemic in the southwest.
It usually causes a mild illness in exposed individuals, but can cause severe disease in susceptible individuals.Certain ethnic groups and immunosupressed individuals are more prone to this presentation.

In brief: Stay out of the Amer

This mold is endemic in the southwest.
It usually causes a mild illness in exposed individuals, but can cause severe disease in susceptible individuals.Certain ethnic groups and immunosupressed individuals are more prone to this presentation.
Dr. Zorian Trusewych
Dr. Zorian Trusewych
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