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Over 500 kids are diagnosed with Valley Fever a year

Posted at 5:14 PM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 20:14:22-04

Cases of valley fever are becoming prevalent in kids.

Doctors here in the county are warning parents to pay attention to flu-like symptoms that last longer than a week.

Many are raising awareness to shed light on the disease.

Local doctors at Valley Children's Medical Group say over 500 pediatric patients are treated for Valley Fever a year.

Local teen, Estefini Garcia was wrestling when she noticed rashes on her legs - a common symptom of  Valley Fever. 

While there is no cure for the disease, it is treatable.