Researcher David Haddad wears a mask to guard against valley fever while studying the San Andreas Fault at Wallace Creek in the Carrizo Plain, in a 2011 photo. The spores can be spread when dirt is disturbed.
Researcher David Haddad wears a mask to guard against valley fever while studying the San Andreas Fault at Wallace Creek in the Carrizo Plain, in a 2011 photo. The spores can be spread when dirt is disturbed. David Middlecamp The Tribune
Researcher David Haddad wears a mask to guard against valley fever while studying the San Andreas Fault at Wallace Creek in the Carrizo Plain, in a 2011 photo. The spores can be spread when dirt is disturbed. David Middlecamp The Tribune

Valley fever has already caused two deaths in SLO County this year

February 07, 2017 5:04 PM