Task force started to help combat Valley Fever

Congressman Kevin McCarthy behind task force

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Bakersfield lawmaker has started a task force aimed at fighting a disease affecting Kern County.

Congressman Kevin McCarthy is co-chair of the bipartisan congressional Valley Fever Task Force. Its goal is to raise awareness about the common fungal infection and ways to help prevent and treat it, according to a news release.

The congressman isn’t the only one doing something about Valley Fever. The Kern County Public Health Director has launched a website kerncountyvalleyfever.com. The page is full of information on what the public needs to know about Valley Fever. It also provides links to learn more.

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