Definition of valley fever in English:

valley fever

Line breaks: val¦ley fever
(also San Joaquin valley fever)


[mass noun] North American
  • informal term for coccidioidomycosis.
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    • 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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