What Can We Do About Valley Fever?
You can help.
You probably already know that we are in the midst of a bad Valley Fever season. According to the Kern County Public Health Department cases are sharply up. There is no cure for Valley Fever, and the best treatment is only partially effective. It is time to have a public discussion about this disease.
Valley Fever Awareness Week will be the week of April 10. Lunch, a VF PANEL PRESENTATION AT HODELS, and a new video are available to you on April 13 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Hodel’s restaurant. Please come and bring a friend.
What can be done?
Let your legislators know that you think California should continue to help fund the research for a vaccine to prevent the disease. Through the California Department of Public Health, the state has been a partner in the research effort to find a vaccine. Without their continued participation the research effort will be greatly diminished resulting in time lost, continued suffering, and high medical costs for both the public and private sector of our economy.
Make a contribution!
If you cannot join us, please enclose a contribution to help in the research. We are not a big enough market to entice the support of large pharmaceutical companies for this effort, so we have to do it on our own. If we are to conquer this disease, we need the support of the people, someone like you. Please help. Hope to see you there!