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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...
February 1, 2017
By Lorena Anderson, University Communications  Researchers at UC Merced are playing key roles in the new UC Valley Fever Research Initiative, studying how the Valley fever fungus, Coccidioides immitis, causes disease in its mammalian hosts, and identifying the genes involved in this...
December 2, 2016
BY HAROLD PIERCE The Center for Health Journalism Collaborative New technology could reveal the microscopic, sometimes deadly spores that cause valley fever that currently float in the air undetected. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is developing a sensor that can...
August 15, 2016
  By Harold Pierce, hpierce@bakersfield.com  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...
February 19, 2016
By Jeff Garberson, The Independent  When a Livermore retiree's cough turned to pneumonia in late 2013, a standard course of antibiotics didn't help. The retiree was fit for his age, but he soon became so weak he couldn't get out of chair.  His wife too him to an...
January 30, 2015
By Diana Aguilera, Valley Public Radio More than 2,100 California inmates will have to be moved from two Central Valley prisons because they may be susceptible of contracting valley fever. Results from skin tests conducted earlier this month showed an additional 3,050 inmates have already...
August 22, 2014
August 22, 2014 @ 7:27 am PHOENIX -- This week's rains appear to be causing problems for allergy sufferers. And when it's not the rain, the dust storms could be dredging up the fungus that creates valley fever. Dr. Joseph Mittel of Banner Health said he's already seeing an...
August 20, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A lawsuit was filed in federal court in Sacramento on July 14 against the state of California on behalf of 58 current and former inmates who contracted Valley fever while serving time in one of the state’s Central Valley prisons. The lawsuit accuses the state of...
August 14, 2014
By Ana B. Ibarra Researchers at UC Merced are moving forward with two research projects that aim to better understand Valley fever in the San Joaquin Valley. The university’s Health Sciences Research Institute recently received approval and funding to conduct patient studies at Children...
August 10, 2014
By Steven Mayer, The Bakersfield Californian McClatchy-Tribune Information Services Aug. 10--Shane Hoover attended the third annual Walk for Valley Fever because he doesn't want others to suffer with the disease like he has. Aera Energy employee Christina Ramos walked at Saturday's...

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