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As Valley Fever Cases Spike, Experts Say Awareness is Vital

March 9, 2017

By  Robin Opsahl, Sacramento Bee
ropsahl@sacbee.com

In 2011, Renee Lascaux went to her doctor’s office in Tracy with a fever, cough and headache. Her doctor took an X-ray, said it was pneumonia and sent her home with antibiotics. Within a week, she was in an emergency room with worsening symptoms.

“I was losing hair – literally losing clumps of hair – and they tried to tell me it was because of age,” said Lascaux, 66. 

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