VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. -- A deadly fungal infection called valley fever is spreading in and around Los Angeles. Dozens of people have become sick after being exposed to spores in the aftermath of last fall's wildfires.
Ventura County resident Carolyn Burnett (pictured, left) is a victim of valley fever. Since October, there have been at least 80 cases in Ventura County. Health officials report it's an epidemic. The 44-year-old got it by simply breathing.
"I still cry now because it's not fair that you can get something just from breathing because it's just not right and it ends up to where I can't even walk, or move at times. That's just how bad it is," Burnett said.
What has fair got to do with it? It's not fair that people with allergies have trouble simply breathing in the first place. Life isn't fair...I like the quote from The Princess Bride: "Life isn't fair, and anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell you something."
Bah. Had more to say, but have to leave for work if I want to park within a half mile.