Statewide Valley Fever Cases Increase in 2017

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) also this week announced an increase in the number of new Valley Fever cases reported from LHDs in 2017. From January 1 through October 1, 2017, 5,121 provisional cases of Valley Fever were reported throughout the state. This is an increase of 1,294 provisional cases reported during the same period in 2016.

The number of Valley Fever cases varies from year to year, and by season. At this time, it is unknown why there has been an increase in provisional Valley Fever cases in California in 2017. More information about the increase in cases may be accessed here.