A request for $3 million in funding for valley fever research was approved by Gov. Jerry Brown this week.
The governor signed into law a request by Sen. Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, for money for research at the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical Center. The money will be used to expand research and treatment at the institute as well as increase the number of patients who can receive treatment.
"This has been a long, dramatic fight to get this funding to where it is needed most and where it will be most effective," Fuller said in a news release. "The Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical Center is well-positioned to make the most of this investment, and provide the most direct care to patients who are fighting this devastating disease."