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Valley Fever

Congressman Kevin McCarthy proudly serves as the Co-Chairman of the Congressional Valley Fever Task Force. More information about the Valley Fever Task Force can be found here.

On September 23rd and 24th, Congressman Kevin McCarthy organized a Valley Fever Symposium which was held in Bakersfield.  Attending and speaking at this symposium was Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden and National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins.  The directors and their staffs had the opportunity to see our community’s involvement in fighting Valley Fever and share with our community the latest developments and advancements in Valley Fever research.

Below you will find the presentations from Congressman McCarthy, Dr. Collins, and Dr. Frieden, as well as helpful links to learn more about Valley Fever.

You can see Dr. Tom Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, slides' from his presentation HERE.

You can see Dr. Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, slides' from his presentation HERE.

Additional Resources to learn about Valley Fever, Raising Awareness, and the Search for a Cure.