Summary What is already known about this topic? Valley fever (coccidioidomycosis) incidence in California has increased significantly since 2014. What is added by this report? During 2016–2017, 42.4% of California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey respondents reported general Valley fever awareness, but only 25.0% of persons living in a high-incidence region were aware that they lived where Coccidioides spp. exist. Among persons at increased risk for severe disease, only 3.5% knew that they were at increased risk.

 

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Citation: Hurd-Kundeti G, Sondermeyer Cooksey GL, Jain S, Vugia DJ. Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Awareness — California, 2016–2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:1512–1516. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6942a2external icon.