[Ed. – This is actually spreading fast. Willowbrook — South LA. The biggest concentration seems to be in Pasadena, which might seem counterintuitive. Conditions for a rapid spread of flea-borne typhus are third-world conditions.]
A week after announcing an outbreak of flea-borne typhus in downtown Los Angeles, health officials on Friday declared another outbreak of the illness — this time in Willowbrook.
Four people have been diagnosed with typhus in the unincorporated community near South Los Angeles, three of whom were hospitalized, according to health officials. …
The latest cases bring the county total to at least 83 this year. There were five in all of 2008, according to the California Department of Public Health.