What is Valley Fever?
Per the CDC, Valley Fever is an infection caused by a fungus that lives in the soil. About 10,000 U.S. cases are reported each year, mostly from Arizona and California. Valley Fever can be misdiagnosed because its symptoms are similar to other illnesses. Valley Fever is also called coccidioidomycosis. If you live or work in Bakersfield, Kern County or the Central Valley, you are at risk for Valley Fever.