Facts about coccidioidomycosis:
- There are about 100,000 cases of this lung infection each year in the United States.
- Many of these cases occur in people with a weak immune system, such as AIDS.
- Most cases are seen during the winter months.
- About 8 percent of those infected develop severe lung disease requiring hospitalization.
- About 7 percent of those infected develop infections that spread throughout the body.
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