Definition of valley fever in English:

valley fever

(also San Joaquin Valley fever)


informal North American
another term for coccidioidomycosis
‘At first, the ban was due to an epidemic of rift valley fever, which killed more than 300 people in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.’
another term for coccidioidomycosis
  • ‘In addition, some of the sea otters the researchers examined had suffered from valley fever.’
  • ‘Without proper treatment, valley fever can lead to severe pneumonia, meningitis, and even death.’
  • ‘Valley fever can devastate the body, causing skin ulcers and abscesses.’
  • ‘The rash that sometimes accompanies valley fever is made up of painful red bumps that may later turn brown.’