Valley Fever Seminar Series presents:
Kirt Emery, MPH
Health Assessment and Program Manager, Kern County Public Health Services Department
"The Ebb and Flow of Coccidioidomycosis in Kern County"
Since its first Coccidioidomycosis case in 1901, Kern County has reported more than 37,000 cases with 558 estimated deaths. The county has often been thought of as the epicenter for this disease in California and has made major contributions to the understanding and treatment of this disease for more than nine decades. This presentation will span the history of Coccidioidomycosis in Kern County from its beginning’s through the current epidemic.
Mr. Kirt Emery is the Health Assessment and Program Manager at the Kern County Public Health Services Department. He received his Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from Loma Linda University. He has worked as an epidemiologist in Kern and San Bernardino counties for more than 20 years and has published extensively on Coccidioidomycosis in the Central Valley.