ViewFinder: Deadly Dust - Valley Fever in the West explores the growing problem of Valley Fever in California and other western states. There is no cure or vaccine for the fungal disease that affects 150,000 people each year. This documentary features interviews with researchers, doctors and survivors. The directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health also discuss new research underway to better understand this mysterious soil-borne disease.
Jerry Galang Filipinos are much more likely to get severe cases of Valley Fever. Jerry Galang is half Filipino. He shares the story of his battle with Valley Fever.
Robin Smith Valley Fever nearly claimed Robin Smith's life. He is currently works for the San Diego Padres as their Coordinator of Disabled Guest Services.
Kathy Terrell Valley Fever claimed the life of Kathy Terrell's brother. She recounts his battle with Valley Fever as a warning to those who might not take the disease seriously.
Gina Potter Gina Potter ended up with an extremely severe case of Valley Fever. The spores spread throughout her body. She was misdiagnosed with bacterial pneumonia following surgery.
Google Hangout with Sharon and Dave Filip Producer Jason Shoultz interviews Sharon and Dave Filip, the founders of Valley Fever Survivor. Sharon is a survivor of Valley Fever. She and her son have done considerable research on the disease and operate a website to support other survivors.