Kern County Announces New Awareness Campaign for Valley Fever
By Harold Pierce
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood grew up in Kern County. He hikes here, he rides horses here and golfs here. He remembers elementary school field trips to Shark’s Tooth Hill to dig for relics here. he has done just about everything that could put him at risk for breathing in the coccidioidal fungal spore that causes valley fever, the insidious respiratory disease endemic to the area.
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