Doctors have started to warn the public of a dangerous fungal illness that’s spreading across the United States right now. The fungus seems to be linked to those living in or visiting California and Arizona.
This particular fungal infection is known as Valley Fever (also called coccidioidomycosis or “cocci”) and is a significant cause of pneumonia, said Dr. Brad Perkins, chief medical officer at Karius. This company provides advanced diagnostics for infectious diseases. “This is a fungus,” said Perkins, a former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official who led the anthrax bioterrorism investigation. “Most causes of pneumonia are caused by bacteria. This is a fungus that lives in the soil and is breathed in dusty situations, whether it’s a dust storm or around construction or excavation.”
Interestingly enough, alley fever and COVID-19 share many of the same symptoms as a cough, difficulty breathing, fever, tiredness, or fatigue. In rare cases, it can spread to other body parts and cause severe disease. Animals, including pets, can also get Valley fever by breathing in fungus spores from dirt and outdoor dust. However, it cannot spread from one person or animal to another. There are about 200 deaths a year due to the disease.
Another similarity to the COVID-19 scamdemic is that many are going to be asymptomatic if they get infected. While most people who breathe in the spores don’t get sick, those who develop Valley fever typically feel better on their own within weeks or months. About 5% to 10% of people who get Valley fever will develop serious or long-term lung problems.
“Many people are asymptomatic when they get this infection, so they don’t have any symptoms at all,” Perkins said.
But those who develop long-term problems or potentially die are those with compromised immune systems. “Those are mostly people with severe immunocompromising illnesses underlying this infection,” Perkins said. “It can be a devastating infection in those people. That’s pretty rare, fortunately.” But have we seen immune systems be compromised more lately?
“People concerned about their risk of developing Valley fever should try to avoid dusty situations, mostly in the summer and in peak heat,” Perkins said.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fungi that cause Valley fever are Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasiii. In the U.S., scientists have found C. immitis primarily in California, as well as Washington State. C. posadasii is found primarily in Arizona, as well as New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and portions of southern California.
Southern California, particularly the southern San Joaquin Valley, and southern Arizona, including metropolitan Phoenix and Tucson, have the highest reported rates of Valley fever. The disease is likely also common in parts of West Texas and along the Rio Grande River.
The Arizona Department of Health Services said 11,523 reported cases of Valley fever were reported in the state in 2020. In total, 94% of cases were reported in 3 counties – Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal, which are home to Phoenix and Tucson. –Yahoo News
The ruling class continues to blame “climate change” for everything, including these fungal pathogens.
Prepare just in case this mutates either naturally or artificially, and make sure you continue to use your discernment. Anything could go wrong, and it’s important to be aware of what they are using to fear monger the public.