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Impact of valley fever testing in California's inmates




General population cells house inmates at Corcoran State Prison.
General population cells house inmates at Corcoran State Prison.
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Valley fever, a potentially lethal illness, has proved to be a big problem at correctional facilities in Central California.

The state is spending more than $5 million to test inmates for valley fever, which begins Monday. For more on these plans, we're joined by Don Thompson, who has written about this topic for the Associated Press. 

Read the full story: California spends $5 million to screen inmates for valley fever