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Typhus outbreak spreads from LA to Long Beach, Pasadena

An outbreak of typhus -- a disease carried by fleas -- has been recorded in Los Angeles County, health officials said.  Nine confirmed cases were seen in downtown Los Angeles between July and September, which health officials say is an unusually large number for a confined area. Twelve cases have turned up this year in Long Beach and 20 in Pasadena.  Officials are looking into at least 59 cases in the area.  Read more...



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