Valley fever bill passes legislature, sent to Gov. Brown to sign into law

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A bill to help in the fight against valley fever passed the state legislature Monday.

AB-1787 ensures careful reporting is done on valley fever cases and education resources are available to patients and others in affected areas.

The bill is authored by Republican assemblyman Vince Fong and Democratic assemblyman Rudy Salas.

It passed with unanimous bipartisan support and is now ready for Gov. Jerry Brown to sign.

Gov. Brown has until Sept. 30 to sign or veto the bill.

Valley fever spreads through fungus spores found in the soil, which can be inhaled into your lungs.

It produces flu-like symptoms, but can also lead to long-term health issues if it spreads from your lungs to other areas of the body.

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