Valley fever confirmed in cast, crew of outdoor filming event

  • April 22, 2014

An investigation by the California Department of Health identified five laboratory-confirmed cases and five probable cases of coccidioidomycosis, or valley fever, among cast and crew members filming at an outdoor set in Ventura County, Calif., according to an MMWR report.

“Public health professionals, clinicians and the television and film industry should be aware that employees working outdoors in areas where Coccidioides is endemic (eg, central and southern California), even those not engaged in soil-disruptive work, might be at risk for coccidioidomycosis,” the investigators wrote.

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