BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — It's been more than a month since the devastating series of earthquakes hit Ridgecrest and Trona.
As people work to rebuild they might have a much less obvious health concern to look out for.
Experts from the Valley Fever Institute in Kern County say since the earth shifted so much there's a chance there may be a spike in Valley Fever cases. Officials say they're basing their hypothesis on past experiences.
Dr. Royce Johnson from Valley Fever Institute said, " The Northridge earthquake clearly caused increased cases in Los Angeles county and Ventura county and we have some thought that perhaps the Ridgecrest earthquake and Trona earthquake could have produced a landslide nearby that could increase dust so that's another possible, but unusual contributing factor to possible increased cases."
Officials said it will likely take time before we know for sure.