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Valley Fever: A Silent, Unpredictable Menace

February 19, 2016

By Jeff Garberson, The Independent 

When a Livermore retiree's cough turned to pneumonia in late 2013, a standard course of antibiotics didn't help.
The retiree was fit for his age, but he soon became so weak he couldn't get out of chair. 
His wife too him to an emergency room, where x-rays showed worsening penumonia. Medical tests failed to reveal the cause of his illness, so doctors gave him a more massive dose of antibiotices. These didn't help either. 

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