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You should know about Valley fever

Map of the approximate areas (“endemic areas”) where Coccidioides/Valley fever is known to live or is suspected to live in the United States and Mexico. Source: cdc.gov/fungal accessed on 12/23/16

When it comes to Valley fever, awareness is key. Unfortunately, too few people know much of anything about it. A fungus that lives in the soil throughout the Southwest causes this terrible lung infection. The Pacific Crest Trail likely passes through areas where this fungus exists.

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