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Flea-borne typhus outbreak in Los Angeles may cause officials to rip out carpet in city buildings

Health officials in October announced there was a typhus outbreak in Los Angeles County, including in the downtown area that includes Skid Row, where an estimated 2,000 homeless people sleep.  Flea-borne typhus can cause high fever, chills, headache and rashes in people and can be treated with antibiotics. The disease can spread in areas where there is an accumulation of trash, but is not transmitted person-to-person, according to the California Department of Public Health.  Read more...

 

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