Local advocates push for Valley Fever bill to pass

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Local Valley Fever awareness advocates are putting pressure on elected officials to pass a bill that promotes Valley Fever awareness.

Many gathered Monday morning outside of the Kern County Department of Public Health sharing their stories and battles with the disease.

AB 1279 would require the State Department of Public Health to develop outreach programs to educate the public about Valley Fever.

The bill authored by Assemblyman Rudy Salas was recently vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown.

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