But she had not been out long enough to have caught such a desert fever.
desert fever des·ert fever (děz'ərt)
See primary coccidioidomycosis.
coccidioidomycosis coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis (kŏk-sĭd'ē-oi'dō-mī-kō'sĭs)
An infectious respiratory disease of humans and other animals caused by inhaling the fungus Coccidioides immitis; it is characterized by fever and various respiratory symptoms. Also called valley fever.