[Ed. – In the space of 48 hours, local news has gone from calling it “salmonella typhi,” which sounds like it might come from undercooked chicken, to typhoid fever, which everyone recognizes and sounds like a Third World disease. The latter is more accurate.]
A Los Angeles Police Department detective has been diagnosed with typhoid fever, and at least five other officers are showing symptoms, according to the Associated Press.
All six officers work in the Central Division Station, the same place fined for unsanitary working conditions earlier this month.
The division polices downtown L.A., including Skid Row, where hundreds of homeless people camp on the streets.