We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

How a Central Valley Prison Makes Progress Against Valley Fever

tomsaint / Flickr
 

tomsaint / Flickr

Kerry Klein | The California Report

Cocci is the nickname for Valley Fever - the infectious disease caused by a fungus that spreads tiny spores on the wind and invades the lungs. It's painful, it's deadly, and it's being noticed by the public.

In 2011, an alarming rise in cases across the southwest prompted widespread concern about the infection. Since then, progress has been made in a surprising place: prisons.

Sign up for ReCap

and never miss the top stories

Delivered to your inbox every Wednesday.

Check out a sample ReCap newsletter.