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Cocci: You're your own best valley fever expert

August 15, 2016


By Harold Pierce, 

Quon Louey had lived in Bakersfield for more than a decade when he came down with what he thought was a common cold. He broke into cold sweats and suffered from vertigo and exhaustion. When he lay down, his room would spin. Store-bought medicine didn't help.

“For the first couple of weeks, I was just in denial, thinking I was tired – that I was just working too much and I'd get some rest and get better,” said Louey, who eventually visited a doctor. “They took an x-ray and found spots on my lungs.”

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