Do You Have Yakima Valley Fever? Yakima Residents are at Risk!
Valley Fever is a fungus that typically is found in parts of Central and South America as well as the Southwestern U.S.
But now it's turning up around Walla Walla and Yakima counties along with others in Washington state. The CDC has expressed concern about coccidioidomycosis, which is a disease caused by a pathogenic fungus that grows in soils with specific environmental conditions. The symptoms are mild flu-like with fatigue fever, and a cough that may be accompanied by a rash, headache, body aches, night sweats or shortness of breath.
At the end of the day, it is said that the risk in Washington is low. Get the full article here.