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Fungal disease ‘Valley Fever’ proves tricky to diagnose

July 6, 2014



VALERIE GOROSPE: It was the very first weekend of May and she woke up from her sleep just not feeling good and then she was just really tired and she had a cough that wouldn’t go away. Finally, there was a doctor that said this isn’t pneumonia. But he knew just by looking at the spot on the X-ray, he recognized it right away that it was Valley Fever.

EMILY GOROSPE: I kept on asking my mom, why did Valley Fever pick me? And she didn’t know the answer. I guess it just- I breathed in and it just went into my lungs.


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