Typhus outbreak continues to spread in Los Angeles area

Typhus outbreak continues to spread in Los Angeles area
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[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.

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