Skip to comments.Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak Among Homeless in Downtown LA
Posted on 10/04/2018 6:35:45 PM PDT by jeannineinsd
A flea-borne typhus outbreak among homeless in downtown Los Angeles triggered an investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health after several cases were reported, the agency said Thursday. NBC sources say the number may be upwards of at least a dozen.
Typhus can cause fever, chills, body aches, nausea and vomiting, cough, and rash, but can be treated with antibiotics. If not treated however, it can be fatal.
Flea-borne typhus is a bacteria that spreads to humans when they come in contact with infected fleas or rat feces. Animals such as cats, rodents and opossums all attract fleas. Piles of garbage may also attract fleas, leading them to humans through these means. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not been informed by the city or county, NBC sources say.
The scope of the outbreak is hard to assess because it could take one to two weeks to detect, meaning the full extent of the number of infections is likely unknown at this time.
The outbreak follows a Tuberculosis outbreak in the same area along numerous staph infections reported.
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Gee, wonder who brought that in?
I hope the dogs and cats are not affected.
Who’d a thunk it?
can the President quarantine a State?
I remember getting a typhus vaccine in preparation for moving to Japan in ‘67, though twenty years after the war it was probably unnecessary—Japan was back to being a first-world country. To think that it would be necessary today in the US is disheartening to say the least.
Only in a liberal Democratic mecca would a third world disease like typhus break out.
Please, if you live in LA protect your pets.
Diversity is our strength.
LA Health Department and CDC-—”Whatever happens, DON’T let it leak that it’s illegal aliens or 3rd World immigrants!!!”
Surprise it hasn’t hit San Francisco yet with all the human waste in the streets.
HAHAHA Too bad, so sad.
But don’t dare try bringing cherries from Oregon or a pet ferret into California. They will be confiscated at the border.
It probably has and they just haven’t recognized or publicized it yet.
Conservative Christian White males.
California is First Again! The Future Starts in California!
Good !!! serves them right for encouraging this sort of stupidity rather than driving them out.
A liberal democratic progressive utopia
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