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Tap Series’ Valley Fever Training: What is covered and how to include training with employee onboarding

                                            

Tap Series’ Valley Fever Training: What is covered and how to include training with employee onboarding

 

The TAPS’s Valley Fever course educates workers on the symptoms and definition of Valley Fever. ...

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VALLEY FEVER LURKS BENEATH THE SOIL SURFACE JUST WAITING TO BE DISTURBED


Valley Fever lurks beneath the soil surface just waiting to be disturbed

Wind, dust storms, moving equipment, road repairs, digging, trenching and other similar operations cause the soil to move and release the Coccidioides fungus into the air.  This fungus can pose a serious health risk to anyone that breaths it in, resulting in Valley Fever.   While most common in California’s Central Valley, it presents in other parts of the state as well.

 

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RISK FACTORS FOR CONTRACTING VALLEY FEVER

                                               

Risk factors for contracting Valley Fever

The fungal spores that cause Valley Fever are likely to be found in the soils of Central Valley, but there are several areas of California that the fungus can be...

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WHAT IS VALLEY FEVER?

                                                   

What is Valley Fever?

A fungus called Coccidioides Immitis, causes the infection known as Valley Fever.  This fungus lives in the top 2-12 inches of soil.   When the...

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