3.1 Climate sensitive, weather dependent risks for Valley Fever

Tuesday, 8 January 2013: 3:30 PM
Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
William A. Sprigg, Chapman Univ., Orange, CA; and S. Nickovic

Risk of contracting Valley Fever varies with social habit, soil type and condition, climate and weather. Accuracy of reported cases of the disease depends on rules, population mobility and surveillance. And this is the short list. A case study of 2011 in Arizona, starting with a 5 July 2011 haboob, reveals complex relationships between environment and health, demonstrates new tools for lowering risk and understanding the epidemiology, and provides insight about the low-hanging fruit and more for multi-disciplinary research.
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