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Tuesday, Apr 09 2013 11:50 AM

'First Look': McCarthy talks about valley fever vaccine

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Lab assistant Erin Scott with the Kern County Public Health Services Department is placing valley fever patient samples into test trays.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, called into "First Look with Scott Cox" from Washington, D.C., Tuesday morning to talk about valley fever.

The congressman said he's met with the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to talk about what can be done about the disease -- now.

To McCarthy, that includes working on a vaccine and raising awareness.

"There are a lot of things we can do to save people's health," McCarthy told host Scott Cox.

Cox also asked about the race for California's 16th District Senate seat.

"I'm already fully vested with Andy," McCarthy said of Republican Andy Vidak, a cherry farmer from Hanford who's running against Democrat Leticia Perez, a Kern County supervisor.

 

 

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