I hope that in the affected areas where Valley Fever is a real risk the appropriate authorities are working together with their local, state and national government agencies on vital research about the threat of Valley Fever to their communities.
Serious environmental impact studies must be carried out where developers are monitored as they shift the earth and on how they can minimize the risks to people’s lives where the potentially hazardous fungus coccidioides immitis lies.
I have relatives in California affected by this debilitating disease that is caused by spores circulated in the atmosphere.
Any developer or farmer involved in disturbing the ground in which the spores of the coccidioides immitis live must take suitable measures to reduce the likelihood of the spores being disturbed and thus becoming airborne.
Chris Somers, Geraldton, Western Australia