Valley fever occurs in the body due to the Coccidioides fungus that enters through respiratory organs. This fungus can be inhaled in some parts of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, as its endemic to the soil of these regions. It doesn’t pose too much of a threat since it usually goes away in about a week or two. However, sometimes the body is incapable of killing the pathogenic fungus for one reason or another, such as a general lack of immunity or pregnancy. In such cases, valley fever can be deadly. Learn the symptoms of valley fever so that you can detect the issue early, avoiding more severe complications.

1. Fatigue

As the fungus enters the body and the lymph nodes begin working much harder to eradicate it, the entire body increases its activity at least twofold. This change results in tiredness, even if you feel you’ve gotten an adequate amount of sleep. The symptom gradually gets worse as the disease progresses. If you find yourself completely lacking energy no matter what you do, you may be having trouble fighting off the fever. At this point, you should speak to a specialist.