Public Health Officials Warn About Spike In Valley Fever Cases
Those most at risk include people 60 years or older, African-Americans, Filipinos, pregnant women, and people with diabetes or conditions that weaken their immune system.
The Mercury News:
Valley Fever Cases Increase In California
California public health officials on Thursday announced a large hike in the number of reported Valley Fever cases in the state, with illness onset in 2016 — but they don’t know what’s behind the increase. From January through December 2016, 5,372 new cases of Valley Fever were reported to California Department of Public Health corresponding to an incidence rate of 13.7 cases per 100,000 people. (Seipel, 7/20)
In other news from across the state —
Modesto Moves To Condemn Building That Is Home To About 80 Poor People
Rather than make the repairs required by the city, owner Steve Arakelian had eviction notices given to tenants Saturday. ...The evictions come as Stanislaus County is experiencing a rental housing crisis for low-income tenants, said Mark Galvan, landlord tenant case manager with Project Sentinel’s Stanislaus County Mediation Center. (Valine, 7/20)