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J Correct Health Care. 2016 Apr;22(2):157-63. doi: 10.1177/1078345816635577.

Awareness and Environmental Exposures Related to Coccidioidomycosis Among Inmates at Two California Prisons, 2013.

Author information

1
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA jsy8@cdc.gov.
2
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.
3
California Correctional Health Care Services, Public Health Branch, Elk Grove, CA, USA.

Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis (Valley fever) is a major cause of illness in inmates in some California prisons. This article discusses an investigation conducted at two prisons to describe potential environmental exposures. The study did not identify modifiable risk factors; limiting the type or duration of outdoor activity in these prisons may not decrease coccidioidomycosis morbidity.

KEYWORDS:

California; Coccidioides; Valley fever; coccidioidomycosis; prisons

PMID:
26984139
PMCID:
PMC5661866
DOI:
10.1177/1078345816635577
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