gorospe http://kvpr.org en Cases Of Mysterious Valley Fever Rise In American Southwest http://kvpr.org/post/cases-mysterious-valley-fever-rise-american-southwest When she was just 6, Emily Gorospe became very tired and sick. The spunky girl, now 8, developed a fever that wouldn't go away, and red blotches appeared across her body.<p>"She's got so much energy usually," says Emily's mother, Valerie Gorospe. "Just walking from one part of the house ... she was drained." The little girl was also very pale. "She just didn't look like herself," Valerie recalls.<p>Emily, who lives in Delano, in California's Central Valley, was eventually diagnosed with <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/coccidioidomycosis/">valley fever</a>, also known as coccidioidomycosis. Mon, 13 May 2013 07:32:32 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 15011 at http://kvpr.org Cases Of Mysterious Valley Fever Rise In American Southwest Valley Fever Changes Young Girl's Life http://kvpr.org/post/valley-fever-changes-young-girls-life <p>Emily Gorospe cannot sit still. The spunky 7-year-old with long, brown braids loves to make up dances in her bedroom. When she’s not dancing, she’s jumping rope, or hula hooping.</p><p>But last spring, when she was just six, Emily became very tired and sick. She developed a fever that wouldn’t go away and red blotches appeared across her body.</p><p>“She’s got so much energy usually. Just walking from one part of the house, from her room to the living room, or to the kitchen, she was drained.”</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:56:15 +0000 Rebecca Plevin & REPORTING ON HEALTH COLLABORATIVE 6769 at http://kvpr.org Valley Fever Changes Young Girl's Life