Valley Fever On The Rise In Los Angeles Area Abc Com

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Chills, fatigue, coughing and small sores. All of these sound like common cold symptoms. But these are all signs of an infection called “Valley Fever” that is commonly misdiagnosed..State health officials announced earlier this year that broke the record for the most valley fever cases reported since the state started keeping count in . Now is on pace to have even more infections..Valley fever infections continue to rise in Los Angeles County, health officials said Friday, but it s not clear why men, older adults and Antelope Valley residents are more affected than other groups. A total of cases were reported in the county last year, a jump of percent from , health officials said..The counties with the highest number of cases so far this year include Kern, Los Angeles, Fresno, and Tulare. A press release from the California Department of Public Health says, “It is unknown why there has been an apparent increase in provisional Valley Fever cases in California in .” The state s .