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Valley Fever Outbreak

Construction of California's High-Speed Rail Could Increase Risk of Fungal Infection

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Carole Bartolotto

On January 4, 2015, construction of the high-speed rail began in Fresno, California. During construction, soil will be disrupted due to grading for the above-ground sections of the route and tunneling for the sections of the rail that will run underground. In both cases, fungal spores could become airborne.

California Ordered To Move Thousands Of Inmates

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 08.25.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to move several thousand inmates out of two California prisons because they are...

'A Callous Disregard For Patient Health And Safety'

AP | MIHIR ZAVERI and DON THOMPSON | Posted 08.17.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — A lawyer representing inmates at two California state prisons told a federal judge Monday that an airborne fungus occurring in t...

Fatal Fever Hits CA

AP | Posted 07.01.2013 | Los Angeles

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Authorities were investigating a valley fever outbreak that sickened 28 workers at solar power plants under construction in...

OUTBREAK: Deadly Disease Sweeps Through California Prisons

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 06.29.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The federal official who controls medical care in California prisons on Monday ordered thousands of high-risk inmates out o...