Hundreds of people turned out Saturday morning to stroll, trot or just take in the sights at the eighth annual Valley Fever Walk at the Kern County Museum.

Recorded music blared as families toting water bottles and informational pamphlets did laps around a short circuit lined with food vendors and sponsor tables.

Signs along the route provided helpful tips about the airborne fungus. Several listed symptoms such as fever, night sweats, chills, chest pain and headaches.

Bakersfield resident Isa Espinoza, 34, brought her two daughters and two nephews.

"I think it's awesome," she said of the event. "It helps spread valley fever awareness."

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