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Recommendations for Reducing Dust Exposure in Areas Endemic for Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever)

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Fisher et al of the US Geological Survey have offered recommendations for reducing exposure to dust from areas endemic for Coccidioides immitis. Since dust from endemic foci with anthroconidia is the source of infection, control of dust exposure can significantly help reduce disease in susceptible individuals.

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