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Valley Fever in the SW (Mold?)

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by stolpioni, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. stolpioni

    stolpioni

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    If you have CIRS and CFS because of mold, wouldn't the South West be a dangerous place to live? Valley Fever is basically fungus/mold that is especially deadly in people with low immunity.

    On the other hand the desert is supposed to be the best climate for avoiding mold. So, how do one avoid getting Valley Fever?
     
  2. Mary

    Mary Senior Member

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    Here's a fact sheet from the State of California with info on Valley Fever, including counties with the highest rates and what you can do to avoid infection. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Documents/VFGeneral.pdf
     
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    Mary Senior Member

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    Also, FWIW, I've lived in southern California most of my life, and the last 10 in the high desert where we get a fair amount of high winds with lots of dust, and I haven't had any problem with Valley Fever. I think the hardest hit areas are generally the ones with agriculture where the soil is disturbed.
     
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