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Public Health launches Valley Fever Awareness Campaign

Posted at 5:34 PM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 20:34:10-05

Kern County Public Health will host a Valley Fever Awareness Campaign on Tuesday.

Public Health is holding a press conference on Nov. 7 to launch the new campaign featuring Sheriff Donny Youngblood.

The Valley Fever Awareness Campaign includes public service announcements playing on local TV channels, Spanish radio, social media and digital billboards, Public Health said.

Coccidioidomycosis, or Valley Fever, is an illness caused by inhaling a fungus found in soil and dirt. People and animals become sick when breathing in the fungus called spores. 

The press conference will be held in the Einstein Education Center at Kern County Public Health Services, 1800 Mt. Vernon Avenue. It starts at 11 a.m.