Kern County Valley Fever Cases by Region

The Valley West region of Kern County has the highest rate of Valley Fever in Kern County.

When compared to the Mountain or Desert regions of the County, West Valley residents are at 5.4 times the risk of getting Valley Fever.  Similarly, residents of the  Valley North and Central have a  4.4 and 3.2 times higher risk of getting Valley Fever than residents of the Mountain and Desert regions.

  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
SettingNRateNRateNRateNRateNRateNRateNRateNRateNRate
Desert
Community
2836.03240.52632.76179.8104129.64757.34048.33240.74356.9
Institutional
00.000.000.03131.1143.300.000.0286.45217.1
Mountain
Community
2344.81932.71327.44271.74185.64797.34797.82848.72757.7
Institutional
466.1116.6466.6350.313230.214304.015325.7368.710231.4
Valley Central
Community
817152.9587108.531457.51,409256.11,865335.51,353240.61206212.0684119.2717123.8
Institutional
NINININININININININININININININININI
Valley North
Community
137271.0118165.2111124.4301330.0368424.3287321.3248278.9166176.9154179.0
Institutional
156725.069318.036170.6103497.8154753.8107569.397535.254292.669401.2
Valley West
Community
27149.124105.523101.487502.6122655.687423.148267.536134.526122.3
Institutional
11545.63149.23149.9422,111.6482,392.8241,185.8231,123.600.07342.3
Missing
Community
27-278-68-15-10-12-17-18-116-
Institutional
0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
*Institutional versus Community risk was calculated using 2007-2012 average for each setting and region.
NA=not available at this time
NI=no institutions in the region.

Valley West

Increased Risk for those in Institutions

4X

 

Valley North

Increased Risk for those in Intuitions

2X

 

Mountain

Increased Risk for those in Institutions

2X

 

Valley Fever Cases and Case Rates Per 100,000 by Region
Kern County, 2001 – 2015

All rates are per 100,000
All data include both community and institutional cases