CDPH Reports Valley Fever Cases Continued to Rise in 2017

In a report released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the highest annual number of new Valley Fever cases in California was reported in 2017. Between January and December 2017, 7,466 new cases of Valley Fever were reported to CDPH, marking the highest annual incidence reported in the state since Valley Fever became a reportable condition in 1995.

The highest Valley Fever incidence in 2017 were reported in counties in the Central Valley and Central Coast regions, including Kern, Kings, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, Tulare, Madera, and Monterey counties, according to the report. CDPH indicated it is unclear why there has been such a significant increase in reported Valley Fever cases in California since 2014. Additional information on Valley Fever and the number of cases in California is available from CDPH here.