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Valley fever is on the rise in California. Climate change might be making it worse

Tim Wallace, left, and Phinehas Lampman use drones to study how coccidioidomycosis, or valley fever, travels through the air.
(Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Tim Wallace, left, and Phinehas Lampman use drones to study how coccidioidomycosis, or valley fever, travels through the air. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

As California experiences more extreme weather including heat, dryness and atmospheric rivers, the fungus that causes valley fever is thriving.

We hear more from Zoya Teirstein, staff writer at Grist.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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