What is Valley Fever?

Coccidioides in the Lab

Valley Fever is a disease caused by breathing in the spores of a fungus called Coccidioides.

A fungus is a member of the plant family.  Molds and mushrooms are examples of other members of the fungus group of plants. Learning about this disease can help prevent you from getting the disease. In addition, it has been shown that persons seeking healthcare who had knowledge of this disease were more likely to receive an earlier diagnosis than those unaware of the disease.