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Valley Fever: How to protect yourself on a windy day

Nov 6, 2019

Dry. Royce Johnson, Medical Director of Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical, joined 17 News at Sunrise to discuss Valley Fever.

Protecting yourself from Valley Fever

Oct 30, 2019

Health officials advise staying indoors and wearing masks outdoors

New law will require construction companies to provide valley fever training

Oct 13, 2019

Construction companies in Kern and certain other counties will be required to train their employees about valley fever risks and symptoms under a new law authored by Assemblyman Rudy Salas.

Reported dust cloud after Ridgecrest quakes raises valley fever concerns

Sep 6, 2019

Anyone who spent time near Ridgecrest during July's earthquakes and is experiencing flu-like symptoms - cough, fever, even rash and extreme fatigue - might want to get tested for valley

17 Newsmaker: Valley Fever

Aug 27, 2019

Michelle Corson with Kern County Public Health joined 17 News at Sunrise to discuss valley fever symptoms, a new study research project with the Center for Disease Control and more.

Walking for a Valley Fever cure

Aug 10, 2019

For the eighth straight year, the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical held its annual walk to help raise awareness for the crippling disease.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes from the eighth annual Valley Fever Walk

Aug 10, 2019

Hundreds of people turned out Saturday morning to stroll, trot or just take in the sights at the eight annual Valley Fever Walk at the Kern County Museum.

8th Annual Valley Fever Walk

Aug 7, 2019

Join the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical on Saturday, August 10 from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. at the Kern County Museum for the 8th Valley Fever Walk. It's a chance to ask your questions about the disease, play games and activities.

Public health Starting research project on valley fever

Aug 01, 2019

The Kern County Public Health Department is starting new year-long research project on the correlation between weather and valley fever.

Health Department to search for airborne valley fever DNA in cutting-edge study

Jul 24, 2019

Many fundamental questions about valley fever remain mystery, but if a new study by the Kern County Public Health Services Department is successful, one may soon have an answer.

Valley Fever Institute secures $2 million

Jul 23, 2019

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) - The Kern County Valley Fever Institute has secure another $2 million in state funding. Valley Fever, a sometimes deadly infection, took the lives of 6 people and infected almost 3,000 in Kern County last year.

Valley Fever Institute secures $2 million in new funding

July 23, 2019

The Valley Fever Institute was able to secure $2 million in funding from the 2019-20 state budget. Assembly member Rudy Salas was on hand to help create the new funding. The $2 million this year will build off of the $3 million that was secured from last year's state budget.

farm workers struggle for valley fever treatment

July d, 2019

DELANO, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - The wet winter we had before they dry summer could mean there's more of the fungus that causes Valley Fever in Kern County's soil. Doctors say the chances of getting Valley Fever are no more risky for farm workers than for others in Kern County, but access to treatment is often more difficult, especially for undocumented farm workers.

Not sure when to ask for valley fever test? It may not be accurate anyway.

May 8, 2019

Following a press conference held last month on the topic of valley fever, Russell Judd, the CEO of Kern Medical said something about the disease that struck a chord for many who live in the southern valley.

Health organizations to host support groups for Valley Fever patients, family

May 07, 2019

Several Kern County health organizations will host upcoming Valley Fever support groups for patients and families impacted bu the disease.

Health officials: 2,937 valley fever cases in 2018, 7% increase form 2017

Apr 24, 2019

Kern County public health officials said Wednesday morning there were 2,937 valley fever cases in 2018. That's a 7% increase from the previous year and the highest amount of cases since 1992.

Public Health: Highest number of Valley Fever cases in Kern County since 1992

Apr 24, 2019

Kern County has seen the highest number of Valley cases since 1992, according to Kern Public Health.

Valley Fever on the rise for several years

Apr 24, 2019

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The 2018 numbers of individuals affected by Valley Fever in and 2,937 people have been diagnosed. This is the fourth consecutive year of increase in Kern County, most of them affecting 25 to 64 years old's.

Valley Fever Symposium held to educate clinicians

Apr 10, 2019

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Wednesday night over one hundred clinicians participated in the first Valley Fever Symposium hosted bu the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical.

Health officials warn of heightened valley fever risks

April 10, 2019

Public health officials issued a health alert today prompted bu the winds and blowing dust. Nearly three thousand people caught valley fever in 2017 and nine of them died as a result. Health officials only anticipate those numbers growing and on windy days like today, health officials want you to know there are ways to reduce your risk of falling ill.

Valley Fever experts urge people to stay inside during dusty winds

Apr 9, 2019

Valley Fever experts warned people to stay indoors Tuesday due to high winds that battered the Golden Empire.

Valley Fever Symposium for local

Apr 8, 2019

The Kern Medical Valley Fever Institute will host a Valley Fever Symposium on Wednesday, April 10. For more information about the Valley Fever Institute, visit here.

Congressman Kevin McCarthy holds valley fever roundtable

March 6, 2019

Congressman Kevin McCarthy held a valley fever roundtable in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.

Rep. McCarthy shines Washington's light on valley fever

March 6, 2019

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Rep. Kevin McCarthy hosted a valley fever research roundtable Wednesday in Washington. Fellow members of Congress, valley fever researches, patient advocates, doctors, and scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health were slated to take part, McCarthy’s office said.

Among the hidden victims of calley fever: domesticated dogs

Feb 2, 2019

Valley fever infects thousands of people in Kern County each year, but thousands of other cases could be flying under the radar.

Kern Medical and Duke University launch valley fever research study

January 28, 2019

According to the California Department of Public Health, Kern County has seen a spike in valley fever in the last three years. Doctors and researchers as Kern Medical are trying to learn more about the disease to reduce those numbers. Monday, the hospital announced a partnership with Duke University to conduct a valley fever research study.

Valley Fever study needs participants

Jan 28, 2019

Individuals who are at least 14 years old and have been diagnosed with pneumonia and or valley fever within the last 14 days are eligible for the study.

New medical study for Valley Fever in Kern County

Jan 28, 2019

A new study is looking for volunteers in Kern County to improve the treatment of Valley Fever.

Valley Fever Institute receives hefty donation
Nov 14, 2018

Kern Health Systems donates $100,000 to Kern Medical to help fight valley fever
Nov 15, 2018

Valley Fever Institute receives $100,000 donation
Nov 14, 2018

Foothill High School students hear from the valley fever experts
Oct 15, 2018

Biology teacher establishes partnership with valley fever institute
Oct 15, 2018

Foothill High students learn about Valley Fever
Oct 15, 2018

Valley fever medication poses added risk for pregnant women
Oct 14, 2018

Climate change could make this year the worst yet for valley fever
Sep 30, 2018

Valley fever bill aims to educate doctors on disease
Sep 06, 2018

Governor signs bills focused on valley fever
Aug 28, 2018

Two valley fever bills signed by Governor Brown aim to help reporting of cases
Aug 28, 2018

When life hands you lemons…
Aug 15, 2018

PHOTO GALLERY: Valley Fever Walk Saturday Morning At The Kern County Museum
Aug 11, 2018

Kern Medical unveils new Valley Fever Institute
Aug 10, 2018

Kern County In Depth: Lawmakers discuss gas tax, homelessness, Valley fever research
Aug 8, 2018

Kern Medical to unveil future home of Valley Fever Institute on Friday
Aug 08, 2018

Community Voices: Valley Fever fight starts with awareness and ends with a cure
Aug 5, 2018

McCarthy's $95 million valley fever bill would boost research, drug development
Aug 2, 2018

Valley fever forum aims to raise awareness within Latino community
Aug 2, 2018

Governor approves $3M for valley fever research in Kern County
Jun 27, 2018

$3 million for valley fever research signed into law
Jun 27, 2018

2018-19 state budget includes $8 million to combat Valley Fever
Jun 14, 2018

County's Valley Fever Institute could get $3M for research
Jun 9, 2018

New Valley Fever bills move forward
Apr 19, 2018

Assembly unanimously passes two bills to combat valley fever
Apr 19, 2018

Local cases of valley fever are on the rise
Apr 10, 2018

Valley fever killed nine, infected more than 2,900 in Kern County in 2017
Apr 9, 2018

Assemblymen ask state for $7 million in fight against valley fever to fuel research, spread awareness
Mar 13, 2018

McCarthy voices support for wider access to Valley Fever detection method
May 4, 2018

Bakersfield legislators ask state for $3 million in fight against valley fever
Feb 9, 2018

Kern Medical hosts Valley Fever forum
Feb 9, 2018

Kern County In Depth: Combating Valley fever
Feb 5, 2018

Community Voices: State-federal synergy to eradicate valley fever
Feb 4, 2018

When it comes to valley fever, awareness is still foreign among newcomers
Jan 26, 2018

Unprecedented six bills introduced within days of each other to address valley fever
Jan 16, 2018

Military’s early valley fever research still benefiting public health today
Dec 9, 2017

Sheriff Youngblood shares personal valley fever experience
Nov 7, 2017

Public Health Now Offers Valley Fever Skin Test
Aug 28, 2017
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Federal funding fuels new valley fever research
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Fiebre Del Valle Instituto de la Fiebre del Valle asegura $2 millones
Jul 23, 2019

Ley sobre la Fiebre del Valle avanza al senado
Sep 8, 2017

Salubridad ofrece prueba de piel para la Fiebre del Valle
Aug 31, 2017

El asambleísta Salas y el Instituto de la Fiebre del Valle anuncian nueva financiación
Jul 27, 2019

Donny Youngblood patrocina en anuncios en contra la Fiebre del Valle
Nov 10, 2017