Valley Fever Survivor presents Valley Fever Voices, our video series for survivors to share their stories of struggles, losses, and triumphs when dealing with this disease. The long-form interview format allows them to provide a more complete picture of what they experienced. If you or a family member have VF, it is comforting to know what others have been through and that victories are possible. You are not alone.
Although Valley Fever is normally thought to be a problem for people living in America’s Southwest, travelers to the area are also at risk. Today’s guest David traveled from the United Kingdom to Arizona for his business and his lung took an unpleasant fungal parasite home as a souvenir. His infection underscores the fact that Valley Fever is not just a local illness but a disease with national and international importance. Sharon Filip and David Filip host the interview.
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Valley Fever Epidemic is the first and only complete and up-to-date book ever written on the airborne disease caused by the Southwest’s naturally occurring biohazard. This book offers everything you need to know before or after going to these endemic areas and what to do if you contract this incurable, debilitating and deadly disease. Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) affects everyone from the unborn child to the great grandparent and even your pets. Regardless of how healthy anyone is prior to their Valley Fever infection, anyone who breathes is at risk. See our video about Valley Fever Epidemic here.