New weather conditions brought on by climate change may help spread a fungal disease endemic to the Southwest known as valley fever
By Janice Arenofsky and Environmental Health News
October 26, 2012 --It's high noon, and the 112–degree summer heat—up from a decade ago—stalks Arizona's Sonoran Desert. By late afternoon, dark clouds threaten, and monsoon winds beat the earth into a mass of swirling sand. Thick walls of surface soil blind drivers on the Interstate.