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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 1981
DOI: 10.1130/SPE186-p191
...-threatening disease in several hundred individuals annually. One of the most important dust-borne disease organisms in Arizona is Coccidioides immitis, the fungus that causes valley fever in man and certain animals. More than 27 human deaths each year have been caused by this organism in Arizona alone...
Journal Article
Journal: Elements
Published: 01 December 2012
Elements (2012) 8 (6): 451–457.
... of the soil fungus Coccidioides immitis ( Jibson 2002 ). The earthquake triggered landslides and dust clouds from marine sedimentary rocks with soils that were chemically and physically conducive to the growth of the fungus relative to other soil microbes. As shown in T able 1 , the built...
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Series: GSA Reviews in Engineering Geology
Published: 01 January 2014
DOI: 10.1130/2014.4122(05)
EISBN: 9780813758220
... ). The southwestern United States is an endemic area for the human disease coccidioidomycosis , also known as “valley fever,” a serious disease caused by an airborne fungus coccidioides immitis (Arizona DHS, 2008). Desert soils may contain any number of fungi that can cause disease in humans, any of which may...