Definition of valley fever in English:

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valley fever

(also San Joaquin valley fever)

noun

[mass noun] North American
Informal term for coccidioidomycosis.
Example sentences
  • At first, the ban was due to an epidemic of rift valley fever, which killed more than 300 people in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
  • In addition, some of the sea otters the researchers examined had suffered from valley fever.
  • Without proper treatment, valley fever can lead to severe pneumonia, meningitis, and even death.

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