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La Fiebre del Valle, que Puede ser Letal, Crece en el Valle de San Joaquín y Arizona

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La Fiebre del Valle, que Puede ser Letal, Crece en el Valle de San Joaquín y Arizona

El Senador del Estado de California, Michael Rubio organizó una reunión pública en Bakersfield sobre la fiebre del valle, enfermedad que está impactando cada vez más al Valle de San Joaquín, el sur de California y Arizona.

La Fiebre del Valle, que Puede Ser Letal, Crece en el Valle de San Joaquín y Arizona
Reporting on Health Collaborative
Monday, October 8, 2012

By Farida Jhabvala Romero
ReportingonHealth Collaborative

El Senador del Estado de California, Michael Rubio organizó una reunión pública en Bakersfield sobre la fiebre del valle, enfermedad que está impactando cada vez más al Valle de San Joaquín, el sur de California y Arizona. El número de casos de fiebre del valle está en aumento, y el padecimiento puede ser letal. En el Condado de Kern se triplicó en un solo año, del 2009 al 2010. El hermano del Senador Rubio fue uno de los contagiados. Los doctores tardaron meses para diagnosticarle la enfermedad.

"Ciertamente ha sido una motivación para involucrarme en tratar de encontrar una vacuna y como podemos dar tratamiento a los pacientes que sufren esta fiebre del valle en el Valle Central," declaró Rubio.

El senador espera reunir comentarios de residentes y funcionarios de salud pública para poder escribir un proyecto de ley que sirva de base para permitir a los medicos detectar la infeccion a tiempo.

El foro público se lleva a cabo por el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Kern, en Bakerfield, California.

Otros Cuentas (en ingles):

Valley Fever Vaccine Stalls

Just One Breath: Valley fever cases reach epidemic levels, but harm remains hidden

Valley fever basics    

About This Series

This project results from an innovative reporting venture – the Center for Health Journalism Collaborative – which currently involves the Bakersfield Californian, Radio Bilingüe in Fresno, Valley Public Radio in Fresno and Bakersfield, Vida en el Valle in Fresno, Hanford Sentinel, the Voice of OC in Santa Ana, the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, La Estrella de Tucsón and the Center for Health Journalism. The collaborative is an initiative of the Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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