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Series: GSA Reviews in Engineering Geology
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1130/REG12-p53
EISBN: 9780813758121
... Abstract Following the January 17, 1994, Northridge, California, earthquake (M = 6.7), Ventura County, California, experienced a major outbreak of coccidioidomycosis (valley fever), a respiratory disease contracted by inhaling airborne fungal spores. In the eight weeks following the earthquake...
Journal Article
Published: 01 February 1996
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (1996) 86 (1B): S319–S332.
... Rept. 86-9 . California Department of Health Services (no date) . Coccidioidomycosis or Valley Fever , California Department of Health Services Infectious Disease Branch , Berkeley, California . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1994) . Emerging infectious diseases...
Series: GSA Reviews in Engineering Geology
Published: 01 January 1998
EISBN: 9780813758121
... hazards. Jibson et al. document the first case of an outbreak of coccidioidomycosis (valley fever) being related unequivocally to an earthquake and attendant natural phenomena, opening a new area of concern in natural hazard preparation and response. ...
Journal Article
Published: 01 January 2006
Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry (2006) 64 (1): 5–57.
..., and consumption of these waters has been documented as the source of arsenic-related diseases affecting thousands of people in south Asia and other regions. Exposure to dusts or soils containing pathogens has been documented as the cause of regionally common diseases such as valley fever (coccidioidomycosis...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications, Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2006.266.01.11
EISBN: 9781862395145
... to describe habitat suitability of soils for hosting the fungus Coccidiodes. Airborne spores of this organism can cause coccidioidomycosis (‘valley fever’) in humans ( Bultman et al. 2004 ). Living up to its new motto science for a changing world’, the USGS is now different from what many...
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...