Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Flea-borne typhus spreads across Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a sanctuary city. 
Could there be  a connection between the outbreak of this disease and LA's lax immigration policies?
CNN reports a rise in typhus, a bacterial disease spread by lice or fleas, has hit the Los Angeles area, and public health officials are sounding the alarm.

As of Monday, there have been 57 cases of flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County, the county Department of Public Health said.

On Thursday, the department announced that officials are investigating an outbreak of flea-borne typhus in downtown Los Angeles, and they are working with the city to implement environmental safety measures to help reduce the spread of the disease.

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