Valley Fever: Occupational hazard for archaeologists, farm workers and construction professionals

Cocci, a fungus that lives in the top layers of arid soil, is responsible for a serious respiratory illness known as Valley Fever. Humans contract the disease when disturbing soil in dry areas causes the mold to release its spores. According to Discover, due to the nature of their work, archaeologists are often susceptible to … Continue reading Valley Fever: Occupational hazard for archaeologists, farm workers and construction professionals