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May 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Fungus that causes fever found in state

SPOKANE (AP) — A fungus that can launch a fatal illness has been found for the first time in the soil of Washington. Officials for Washington State University say the fungus can cause an illness called valley fever. The fungus is normally found in semiarid parts of the Southwest. Valley fever occurs when the soil-dwelling fungus becomes…

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