Fellowship Story Showcase
Videos: The Faces and Voices of Valley Fever
Beginning this weekend, we explore the human cost of this disease by asking those who are suffering to share their stories.
The number of valley fever cases has soared so high in recent years that health experts are calling it “The Second Epidemic.” The Reporting on Health Collaborative is exploring the rise of cases, the tricky science of studying the disease, the high costs to patients and taxpayers, the lack of private interest in funding treatments and vaccines, and the long history of inaction by government agencies.
Beginning this weekend, we also explore the human cost of this disease, which never leaves the body once it takes root. And that can best be told by sharing the stories of the everyday lives of those living with valley fever. To see and hear from survivors and people who lost loved ones to the disease, visit our Valley Fever Project playlist on YouTube.