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How a Central Valley Prison Makes Progress Against Valley Fever

February 15, 2017

Kerry Klein, the California Report 

Cocci is the nickname for Valley Fever - the infectious disease caused by a fungus that spreads tiny spores on the wind and invades the lungs. It's painful, it's deadly, and it's being noticed by the public.

In 2011, an alarming rise in cases across the southwest prompted widespread concern about the infection. Since then, progress has been made in a surprising place: prisons.

Listen to the full story from the California Report.