Thursday, October 4, 2018

Typhus in the homeless

NBC Los Angeles reports that Flea Borne typhus has been diagnosed among the homeless in Los Angeles.

,,,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.

a lot of these people are mentally ill or addicts, and in the past you could arrest them and put them either in jail or in an asylum. But now the ACLU decided it was against their civil rights.


wayback machine: DDT stopped the typhus epidemic in post war Naples.
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