A Chance to Be Heard

Top federal health officials are traveling to Bakersfield this week to hear the stories of valley fever survivors and discuss how to bring greater awareness of and funding for the sometimes crippling disease.


Treatment Costs for Valley Fever Mount for Patients and Taxpayers

Valley fever is epidemic in parts of California. At more than $100,000 for a typical hospital stay, the disease is more costly to treat than any of California’s 25 most common conditions requiring hospitalization.