Did you know? Pets can get Valley Fever too! In fact, any animal that breaths air and is not a bird can contract Valley Fever just as humans do. Cocci has been found in animals ranging from armadillos and aardvarks to fur seals and zebras! Thanks to the San Luis Obispo Tribune for spreading the word with this informative article. Valley Fever awareness can save pets lives, too!
WWII Era Military Research on Valley Fever still benefiting Public Health today
Interesting article from Kern Valley Public Radio regarding WWII era research on military bases in San Joaquin Valley, quoting our foundation’s former Executive Director (and Bakersfield’s “unofficial Valley Fever historian”), Sandra Larson!
Though Valley Fever is commonly understood to be a dry-weather phenomenon, more cases are diagnosed August-December than any other time of year. This is partially because Valley Fever can take weeks to show symptoms and be properly diagnosed.
Data and charts courtesy of Kern County Public Health Services Department. For more information, visit www.kerncountyvalleyfever.com