This article may be of interest – especially to people in my area of the world (i.e., the Central Valley in CA).
Experts say a drier climate means more dust storms, which carry the fungus that causes the disease. New laws and money address the issue. Is that enough?
Source: With Climate Change, Valley Fever Spreads in California—and This Year Could Be the Worst Yet
One big reason, McHardy said, is climate change. A growing number of dust storms in California have spread the fungal spores far beyond the Central Valley, where the infections traditionally have been concentrated.
“We know there’s a direct correlation between these dust storms and Valley fever, and we know climate change is increasing the extreme weather patterns here, including the dust storms,” he said.
Valley fever is no longer strictly a Valley phenomenon. It has spread north to Sacramento and west all the way to the coast.
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