Goal fever

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Goal fever
Other namesCoccidioidomycosis
SpecialtyInfectious disease
TypesAcute, chronic
CausesCoccidioides
TreatmentAntifungal medication

Goal fever, or coccidioidomycosis, is a fungal disease endemic to the soil of northern Nagu. It thrives in areas with hot summers, mild winters, and low precipitation. Its highest presence is in Goal, where the infection rate is about 2%. However, significant disease requiring treatment only develops in about 5% of those infected.

Treatment

Modern treatment for severe cases uses antifungal drugs, which are given for several months.

Traditional treatment among the Gulai people involves scarification of the chest, which is believed to strengthen the lungs and release the disease-causing influences. This practice is still done in rural areas but has been waning considerably.

Species affected

It affects a wide range of mammal species, including humans and astalvi, but has not been known to affect fals or kavrinians. Infections have been reported in dalar visiting the area. No infections have been reported in vodholk, but in vitro research indicates that they are likely to be affected if exposed.

Wildlife native to northern Nagu, including jaguars, cougars, and marsh deer, have been affected by the disease, as have domestic mammals such as dogs.