Source: Valley fever disease rises in Ventura County

Tom Kisken,Published 10:03 a.m. PT Nov. 29, 2017 | Updated 7:11 p.m. PT Nov. 29, 2017

A valley fever disease with symptoms often mistaken as flu is surging across California and has been linked to more illness in Ventura County this year than over the same time frame in the two previous years combined. Data from the California Department of Public Health shows 103 confirmed and probable cases of the fungal disease emerged in Ventura County from January through October.
If all the valley fever cases are confirmed, the tally would be the highest in the county since at least 2010, according to state records. It would nearly triple the 37 confirmed and suspected cases reported over the first 10 months of 2016...