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Valley Fever cases have tripled in the last 10 years

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Histopathology of Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) seen in lung tissue. Wikipedia

Now for an update to a health story we've been covering: The potentially lethal disease known as Valley Fever. The disease is caused by an airborne fungus that thrives in dry, dusty conditions, and over the past 10 years, rates of the disease have tripled.

Rebecca Plevin, reporter for Valley Public Radio, joins the show with an update. 

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