just one breath http://kvpr.org en In California, Researchers Uncertain If Drought Will Increase Valley Fever Risk http://kvpr.org/post/california-researchers-uncertain-if-drought-will-increase-valley-fever-risk <p>This year, you’re likely to hear a lot of predictions about how the drought will impact our health, environment, and food.</p><p>But one thing you won’t hear is whether the dry conditions will – without a doubt - increase the risk of valley fever in California. Sure, it makes sense. Even microbiologist Antje Lauer expects that drought conditions, and drier soil, would increase the risk of valley fever.</p><p>“If we want to have less of the valley fever fungus in the soil, you would pray for more rain,” Lauer says.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:57:09 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 28817 at http://kvpr.org In California, Researchers Uncertain If Drought Will Increase Valley Fever Risk NIH, CDC Announce Clinical Trial On Valley Fever http://kvpr.org/post/nih-cdc-announce-clinical-trial-valley-fever <p>The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will undertake a clinical trial to learn more about valley fever, agency leaders announced Monday at the start of a two-day symposium on valley fever, hosted by Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy.</p><p>"There are so many things we don't know about valley fever, and the best way to get the answers is to run a clinical trial," said&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins.</span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:11:45 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 22041 at http://kvpr.org NIH, CDC Announce Clinical Trial On Valley Fever Federal Judge: Move Inmates At Risk Of Valley Fever http://kvpr.org/post/federal-judge-move-inmates-risk-valley-fever <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All inmates at risk of developing a serious form of valley fever must be removed from two Central California state prisons within the next 90 days. That’s what a U.S. District Court judge ruled Monday, upholding a directive from the federal official in charge of prison health care. The ruling comes over the objections of the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, which balked at the complexity of the policy. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 02:56:20 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 17293 at http://kvpr.org Federal Judge: Move Inmates At Risk Of Valley Fever Prison Health Advocates Call For More Steps to Stop Valley Fever Outbreak http://kvpr.org/post/prison-health-advocates-call-more-steps-stop-valley-fever-outbreak <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday afternoon, the federal receiver in charge of health care in California’s prisons ordered the state prison to remove inmates from two Central Valley prisons who are especially at risk of contracting valley fever.&nbsp; A day later, the state and experts are digesting that directive. Valley Public Radio's Rebecca </span>Plevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, as part of the Reporting on Health Collaborative’s investigation into the disease.</span></p><p>----</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 01:44:04 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 14430 at http://kvpr.org Prison Health Advocates Call For More Steps to Stop Valley Fever Outbreak Inmates At Risk of Valley Fever To Be Moved From Two Valley Prisons http://kvpr.org/post/inmates-risk-valley-fever-be-moved-two-valley-prisons-0 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal receiver in charge of health care in California’s prisons is ordering the state to remove inmates from two Central Valley prisons who are especially at risk of contracting the fungal disease known as valley fever. The move affects about 40 percent of the inmate population at </span>Avenal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Pleasant Valley State Prisons.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Those affected include African Americans, Filipinos, inmates who are HIV positive, have compromised immune systems, or are pregnant or elderly.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:59:22 +0000 Joe Moore 14394 at http://kvpr.org Inmates At Risk of Valley Fever To Be Moved From Two Valley Prisons CDC To Hold Valley Fever Symposium in Bakersfield, McCarthy Says http://kvpr.org/post/cdc-hold-valley-fever-symposium-bakersfield-mccarthy-says-0 <p></p><p></p><p>The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will visit the San Joaquin Valley later this year to train public health professionals and the public in recognizing and defending against valley fever, Congressman Kevin McCarthy said Monday after an in-depth meeting with the agency and its director.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:30:22 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 14017 at http://kvpr.org CDC To Hold Valley Fever Symposium in Bakersfield, McCarthy Says