Whenever we have blowing dust, we must always think of Valley Fever. Valley Fever is a fungus that lives in the desert soil and is easily picked up in the wind. It is inhaled into the lungs and can then disseminate to the rest of the body. Signs of Valley fever include but are not limited to; lethargy, weight loss, dry hacking cough, anorexia, or limping. If you are at all concerned about Valley Fever or would like more information about it, please contact us.
Here is a link to an article about the increased risk of Valley Fever after a dust storm.