Workers contract typhoid fever at LAPD station in trash-ridden downtown L.A.

Workers contract typhoid fever at LAPD station in trash-ridden downtown L.A.
Skid Row, Los Angeles. YouTube

[Ed. – The article doesn’t name it, but salmonella typhi is typhoid fever S. Contracted from bacteria; not the same thing as typhus, of which there has been a regional outbreak, but associated with highly unsanitary conditions.]

LAPD’s Central Division is in the heart of Skid Row.  It appears the troubled areas problems are, in this case, stemming from inside the building.

The LAPD says an employee at that station contracted salmonella typhi, which typically comes from infected food or water.

A second employee is believed to have now contracted the same thing.

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CBS2/KCAL9 has obtained an OSHA report citing the LAPD for an unclean work area. The report cited, among other things, “the presence of rats/rodents, fleas, roaches, flies gnats, mosquitoes and grasshoppers” at the LAPD Central Community Police Station.

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