Valley Fever May Spike, Doctor Says

Valley Fever May Spike, Doctor Says

Wednesday, June 13, 2018   |   Category: Media Coverage


Arizona-based Sonora Quest Laboratories reports a surge in positive tests for valley fever, suggesting that the respiratory disease is about to spike, for the second time in a year.

Valley fever is an infection caused by fungal spores that's common in the Southwest. Every year it infects thousands of people, and kills more than one hundred.

Dr. John Galgiani, who heads the Banner University Medicine Valley Fever Program, says the test results suggest a wave of valley fever cases is likely.

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