Press conference scheduled to report on Valley Fever in Kern County

Latest data, safety methods to be discussed
Posted at 8:50 AM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 13:23:36-04

BAKERSFIELD – This morning, Kern County Public Health Services is hosting a press conference to report on 2016 Valley Fever data for the county.


Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever, is an illness caused by a fungus that lives in the soil and dirt. As 23 ABC reported in two special stories last week, Valley Fever is currently a huge concern because of the high winds in recent months.


Health officials will release the latest numbers on Valley Fever and discuss how they’re working to keep the public safe. Matt Constantine, Dr. Claudia Jonah, and Rob Purdie are set to present prevention tips, a new billboard campaign, and information about the disease.


The conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Kern County Public Health Services Department in the Einstein Education Center on 1800 Mt. Vernon Avenue.