This terrifying disease is a great re...

This terrifying disease is a great reason not to move to California

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“John 3:16”

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#1 Jul 5, 2013
http://now.msn.com/valley-fever-cases-increas...

This terrifying disease is a great reason not to move to California
Valley Fever might be enough to scare you off moving to California. Officially called coccidioidomycosis, or cocci for short, it's wreaking all sorts of havoc, including forcing the California Department of Corrections to move 2,600 Central Valley prisoners at high risk for contracting it to new digs. Doctors fighting the airborne fungal infection, which is especially prevalent in California and Arizona, describe hellish symptoms from skin lesions to stroke. It can also eat away bones and attack the brain.

Valley Fever might be enough to scare you off moving to California. Officially called coccidioidomycosis, or cocci for short, it's wreaking all sorts of havoc, including forcing the California Department of Corrections to move 2,600 Central Valley prisoners at high risk for contracting it to new digs. Doctors fighting the airborne fungal infection, which is especially prevalent in California and Arizona, describe hellish symptoms from skin lesions to stroke. It can also eat away bones and attack the brain. Winemaker Todd Schaefer, 48, thinks he contracted the disease 10 years ago while riding around on his tractor. Since then, he has suffered a stroke, a hole in his lung and near-fatal heart episodes. Not to scare you any more, but there is no known cure and incidents are on the rise with over 20,000 cases reported annually.[Source]
Jim

United States

#2 Jul 6, 2013
its that dope

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

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#3 Jul 7, 2013
Nothing to do with dope. Valley fever is caused by Coccidioides, a fungus that lives in soil in the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico, Central America, and South America. Inhaling the airborne fungal spores can cause an infection called coccidioidomycosis, which is also known as “cocci” or “valley fever.”

Most people who are exposed to the fungus do not get sick, but some people develop flu-like symptoms that may last for weeks to months. In a very small proportion of people who get valley fever, the infection can spread from the lungs to the rest of the body and cause more severe conditions, such as meningitis or even death.

Valley fever cannot spread from person to person.

http://www.cdc.gov/Features/ValleyFever/index...

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/06/v...

Since: Apr 09

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#4 Jul 7, 2013
Jim wrote:
its that dope
Purely ignorant statement to make. Actually, They have cleaner dope out there than they do in most places due to the fact that it's actually crystal meth and not the bathtub crank they do around here.

“John 3:16”

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#7 Jul 10, 2013
What has that got to do with valley fever? HIV is on another thread.

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