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Desert, fungus thats airborn affects respitory

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Desert, fungus thats airborn affects respitory

We have a chance to move to Hermosillo for a year. We have a 5 year old with us. Has anyone out there heard of a fungus that is blowing up out of the sand after all the construction that is going on. I heard ,someone that had been there moved out because the potential for recovery of the young is not good. ( the person that told us may just have wanted out of Mexico, ) I'm hoping it was just a good exuse. I really want to move but don't want to walk my 5 year old into respitory problems on purpose as we have a couple of other destination choices for work there.

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1. Re: Desert, fungus thats airborn affects respitory

Throughout the Southwest and Northern Mexico, particularly in the Sonoran Desert which extends from Phoenix south to below Hermosillo, there is a risk of contracting Valley Fever. It is common in other desert areas as well such as in California and in the Chihuhauhan Desert. It is a fungal disease in the soil which is airborne. Some people who contract it never show any symptoms. Others can become quite ill. Hermosillo is at the southern limits of the area where the fungus is found. It is not a Mexico problem, but as you can see on the map at the next URL, its region stetches all across the Southern area of the US from Texas to California and in Northern Mexico.

http://www.valleyfever.com/whatis.htm

http://www.astdhpphe.org/infect/valley.html

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