Los Angeles: Typhoid and typhus and plague??, Oh my!!

Los Angeles’ Skid row area is overrun with trash and rats and feces and it is going to, if not already, cause a public health problem.

LAPD employees contracting typhoid, flea-borne typhus increasing and celebrity physician, Dr Drew Pinsky predicting we’ll soon see bubonic plague!

Typhus and plague are already endemic in California…so could Dr. Drew’s prediction materialize?

I look at some of the reports from LA, the disease situation and more on this infectious disease news brief.

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