Valley fever up 850%; West Nile cases steady this year
Valley fever cases in CA up by 850%
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Director Disease Control for Kern Co. Public Health calls valley fever an endemic in the county.
The fungal infection starts off in spores within the soil, and can be stirred into the air by anything that disrupts the dirt, such as farming.
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