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Apr 29, 2013 at 2:22 PM
The federal receiver who controls medical care in California prisons on Monday ordered thousands of high-risk inmates out of two Central Valley prisons in response to dozens of deaths due to Valley fever, which is caused by an airborne fungus.
Jan 3, 2013 at 7:25 AM
Only a 10 percent chance of showers today, but a 70 percent chance of flu next month. That's the kind of forecasting health scientists are trying to move toward, as they increasingly include weather data in their attempts to predict disease outbreaks.
Aug 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Dr. Hans Einstein, a pioneer in the research and treatment of valley fever, has died. He's being remembered as a doctor, teacher and researcher.
Aug 1, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Gather up your friends and family and spend the morning with those dealing with valley fever and experts on the disease. The event is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Pioneer Village inside the Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave.
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Jun 27, 2012 at 6:19 PM
Rising in concern, valley fever, the local disease known to kill, is spiking in the Central Valley.
Mar 5, 2012 at 6:04 PM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — More than 1,400 pages of confidential Kern Medical Center patient information have been stolen.

The hospital has already notified Bakersfield police and the affected patients, it said...
Mar 5, 2012 at 6:04 PM
More than 1,400 pages of confidential Kern Medical Center patient information have been stolen.
Nov 29, 2011 at 8:54 PM
While tornadoes and hurricanes may ravage some parts of the country on a routine basis, Kern County is not the first place you think of for severe weather. But we have had our moments. So I compiled a top 10 list of the most extreme weather events...
Jul 26, 2011 at 11:51 AM
In its fifth year, Research Experience Vitalizing Science – University Program, also known as REVS-UP, groups 89 high school students and 25 high school teachers with California State University, Bakersfield faculty and students to work for four...
Jul 18, 2011 at 7:13 PM
A giant wall of dust rolled through the Phoenix area on Monday, turning the sky brown, creating dangerous driving conditions and delaying some airline flights.
Jul 18, 2011 at 10:13 AM
Science projects are not just for fourth grade. Professionals who enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can dedicate their whole careers to science projects, thus leading to innovation and economic growth. The question...
Feb 22, 2011 at 1:19 PM
Overall, the state reported more than 4,000 cases last year, up from 2,488 in 2009. Kern County is the hardest hit region, with more than 2,000 reported cases in 2010, up from the 595 cases in 2009.
Feb 1, 2011 at 2:14 PM
Story by Eyewitness News Reporter Jose Gaspar Just a few months ago, Tyler Bridgewater was a healthy 12 year-old boy who loved playing football. "He was an extremely healthy athlete, he never was sick," said his mother Monika Blake. But one day last...
Feb 1, 2011 at 2:30 PM
On Saturday, Tyler Bridgewater, 12, lost his battle with valley fever. "He was an extremely healthy athlete, he never was sick," said his mother Monika Blake on Monday.
Jan 31, 2011 at 7:10 PM
New numbers from Kern County Public Health show that more and more people are getting valley fever. Eyewitness News spoke with a doctor, whose been researching the issue for 30 years, to find out whats being done.