Coccidioides in the news

The NY Times has an article on the high rate of Coccidioides incidence at the state prison in Pleasant Valley, California. The infection rate has been documented by Pappagianis et al in an in-depth study of Coccidioidomycosis in the California state prisons. The disease has stalled some plans for constructing a new prison the edge of the San Joaquin Valley so the state is definitely taking note.

Cocci map
Also see Figure here with prettier links.

Thanks Liz!

One thought on “Coccidioides in the news”

  1. wonder if anyone is looking at GV in all these isolates…have you heard anything?

    PS- thanks for this blog, it is a great resource!!

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