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Old 06-20-2018, 07:43 PM
 
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I have a friend who moved from Lubbock to Bakersfield; I met him in Lubbock while going to college and am visiting him. It is said that Valley fever is found in west Texas, and I was wondering if it was endemic to the area? If it is then I won't have to worry about getting infected because I may have acquired a immunity to it during a dust storm.
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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Not a doctor, but...

This article says that more than 65% of the 10,000 or so annual cases in the US happen in Arizona and 30% in California, while most other occurrences are in Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico:

https://tucson.com/news/local/valley...2a3a05dfd.html

That said, if the info linked below is accurate, then Lubbock is on the very edge of the "suspected endemic" range, like San Antonio and other places:

https://www.cdc.gov/features/valleyfever/index.html

The map in the link shows that Bakersfield is in a "highly endemic" region (as you probably know). Still, I'd imagine that while you likely don't have immunity due to living in Lubbock, the odds of getting the disease by visiting a place like Bakersfield, Phoenix, Tucson, etc. are very low (almost non-existent in the Hub City, if that map is correct).

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