|Categories:||Animal pathogen; human pathogen|
|Etymology:||Genus name: resemble Coccidia spp. (protozoa).
Species epithet: harsh (refers to the clinical course).
|Significance:|| C. immitis has no major significance in Sweden, but causes serious illness in animals and humans in southwestern United States and Latin America.
[Of minor importance]
|Spec. Char.:||This is a thermally dimorhic fungus.|
|Reservoir:||Desert soils at low elevation.|
|Disease/effect:||Coccidiomycosis (Valley fever)
|Hosts/substrate:||Dogs, horses and cats, but also other animals (including humans).|
|Clinical Picture:||The infection causes lesions in lungs, bone skin and other tissues.|
|18S rRNA Seq:|
|Link:||Review of coccidioidomycosis in animals|