Valley Fever Day at Antelope Valley County Fair

August 17, 2016

Led by Erin Gaab, a team of HSRI health science research assistants will be taking their multi-lingual interactive valley fever information resources to the Antelope Valley County Fair on Monday August 22nd.   

The LA County average was 2.4 reports of Valley Fever per 100,000 people in 2010. But the rate is 23.1 per 100,000 in the Antelop Valley, 10 times higher, and the rate has been increasing. Unlike other areas in L.A. County, women and younger people are more statistically likely to contract the disease in Antelope Valley than elsewhere, where older men are the most likely group to be diagnosed. I know we have a lot to contribute here with our pediatric research and intervention materials.