Typhus Outbreak At City Hall Had Attorney Believing ‘I Was Going To Die’

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Following a typhus outbreak in Los Angeles government buildings, officials are contemplating replacing all carpets at City Hall. Typhus is spread by flees following infection by rats, cats, and opossums. The outbreak began in October of 2018 and has spread to Skid Row, where a large homeless population lives. Although no vaccine exists for typhus, it can be treated with antibiotics. Officials are actively discussing the best way to combat the outbreak. To read more about the outbreak, click here.

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