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Old 03-08-2019, 09:00 PM
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Dr. Marc Siegel: Ancient typhus is plaguing modern day Los Angeles – How did we get here, what should we do?


Outbreak of 'medieval' typhus in Los Angeles spreads from homeless communities

Los Angeles city prosecutor one of the latest victims of typhus epidemic; Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in.
Medieval life has made its way to modern-day Los Angeles, where groups of 4,000 or more homeless people huddle together on city streets constituting a “typhus zone.” In the heart of this west coast metropolis, storm drains are used for bodily waste, garbage piles up, and rats – yes, rats - (carrying fleas with typhus bacteria) swarm.

The rats are everywhere, climbing over the people, feeding off the garbage. Unfortunately, many of the fleas carry a tiny bacteria, a rickettsia, known as murine typhus. The fleas spread typhus to humans when flea-feces comes in contact with a victim’s cuts or their eyes.

What is typhus? Typhus is an ancient scourge that has been around for thousands of years. It’s the name for a group of infectious diseases that can leave patients with severe headaches, a fever, and a rash.

LA CITY HALL MAY REMOVE CARPETS AMID DOWNTOWN TYPHUS OUTBREAK

Of course, it has no place in a modern advanced society but there doesn’t seem to be any way for L.A. to get rid of it. The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has pledged his support and funding to clean up the garbage, but so far the problem is getting worse, not better.

Ironically enough, this past week the typhus endemic spread to L.A. city hall itself, with rats and fleas infesting the old building to the point where LA officials are considering ripping out all the carpeting. Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood, who contracted typhus in City Hall said, “It felt like somebody was driving railroad stakes through my eyes and out the back of my neck.”

Indeed, typhus does cause a severe headache. It also may cause fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and a rash. It can be treated effectively with an antibiotic (doxycycline). Unfortunately, most of the homeless on the streets of L.A. don’t have access to the treatment.

L.A.’s homeless populations lives in cars, in tents, in lean-tos, in cardboard boxes. These streets were never intended for human habitation. There is a serious housing shortage in L.A. which has contributed to the growing numbers of homeless.

Homelessness surged by 75 percent from 2012 to 2018, due to a shortage of shelters or crumbling buildings to seek refuge in.

There are currently over 50,000 homeless people in L.A. County, with over 30,000 of them in the city of LA alone.

The homeless population is varied. First, almost a third of the homeless in Los Angeles are suffering from chronic mental illness. Second, among homeless adults with children, almost a third have reported working at least part-time. Imagine how dangerous it is from a public health point of view for working mothers with children to be living on the streets.

Unfortunately, L.A.’s restrictive land use policies have exacerbated the housing shortage brought on by businesses pulling up stakes and leaving town.

In New York City, which has put billions of dollars into its shelter system, only 5 percent of the homeless population does not have access to shelters, in L.A. by contrast, the number is a whopping 75 percent. Whereas the New York City government allocates roughly $17,000 for each homeless person, in LA it is only $5,000.

WHAT TO DO?

Cheap affordable subsidized housing in the form of projects and shelters are crucial to addressing the garbage/rats/fleas/typhus problem, even as regulations are loosened to attract more businesses. In addition, I believe that access to treatment for chronic mental illness including schizophrenia could be combined with placement programs.

We also need more direct public health services in terms of disease screenings and available antibiotics to treat typhus, which infected at least 124 people last year in L.A., and probably hundreds more whose symptoms went unreported.

Simply cleaning up the garbage in so-called “typhus zones” will not solve the problem, as people who have nowhere to go and nowhere to dispose of their waste will simply make more. And more garbage means more rats which means more fleas which means more typhus. Perhaps now that typhus has reached City Hall, the message will finally be received.
Marc Siegel, M.D. is a professor of medicine and medical director of Doctor Radio at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a Fox News Medical Analyst. Follow him on Twitter @drmarcsiegel. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/dr-m...t-should-we-do
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The cause?? liberalism/communism....that damn simple.....
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The cause?? liberalism/communism....that damn simple.....
Liberals + Third World People.
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Strangely, I started taking oral Typhus vaccine this week, for an upcoming trip to Nepal.

So I've got THAT going for me.
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Righties will blame the victims.
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Righties will blame the victims.
who do you find at fault?
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Righties will blame the victims.
The blame goes to all those criminals, (not immigrants) that have sneaked into this country and pass on their 3rd and 4 world diseases. **** like this is only the beginning as it will get worse fast, the ******** that vote for **** like sanctuary cities will soon fine a lot of things thought eradicated will be coming back .Enjoy it your a big part of the problem!
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Originally Posted by BoostManiac View Post
Liberals + Third World People.
3rd worlders are here because of the lib/commies.......otherwise, no problem......
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Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
who do you find at fault?
The Republicans who have obstructed Medicare for all, and American capitalism in general for creating such vast income inequality that we have entire villages of homeless people within our major cities.
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Originally Posted by Rock-it Man View Post
Righties will blame the victims.
Well, if the shoe fits. Just another disease the illegals are responsible for. Add it to the list of measles, polio, head lice, mumps and on and on..
You dim wit libbies are also carrying responsibility for your actions to allow these people into our country.
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Originally Posted by Rock-it Man View Post
The Republicans who have obstructed Medicare for all, and American capitalism in general for creating such vast income inequality that we have entire villages of homeless people within our major cities.
Step up and take some into your private home.
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Originally Posted by 6spdC6 View Post
The blame goes to all those criminals, (not immigrants) that have sneaked into this country and pass on their 3rd and 4 world diseases. **** like this is only the beginning as it will get worse fast, the ******** that vote for **** like sanctuary cities will soon fine a lot of things thought eradicated will be coming back .Enjoy it your a big part of the problem!




The author of the article claims that "building affordable housing" for these people is the solution. I think it's a safe bet that quite a few of these people voluntarily left decent housing, simply because they just couldn't conform to normal social behaviors, Therefore, their plight is their own fault.

Maybe Cali should consider re-opening Alcatraz, as a "low cost housing facility".....
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close the damned border already,,and build the wall,and start arresting all illegals,and air dropping them ,back in their own countrys
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Originally Posted by Rock-it Man View Post
Righties will blame the victims.
right after the victims blame trump
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Tri-Tip is awfully quiet on this topic.
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Originally Posted by Rock-it Man View Post
The Republicans who have obstructed Medicare for all, and American capitalism in general for creating such vast income inequality that we have entire villages of homeless people within our major cities.
Republicans didn't obstruct Medicare for all, the lack of four trillion extra dollars per year is what obstructs Medicare for all and income inequality is irrelevant when dealing with people who DON'T WORK!

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Originally Posted by Rock-it Man View Post
The Republicans who have obstructed Medicare for all, and American capitalism in general for creating such vast income inequality that we have entire villages of homeless people within our major cities.
Right. It’s republicans fault for people choosing to throw their lives away by drinking, doing drugs, being lazy or violent. Tell me that all these people had no significant input towards their current situation....

BTW, what’s stopping CA from giving HC and free money to these bums? Oh that’s right, they do. They still **** it away

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Jackass libbies whining about a problem for which they are responsible...typical.
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California is a shithole and the people that continually vote Democrats into office there, are ********.
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Originally Posted by Rock-it Man View Post
The Republicans who have obstructed Medicare for all, and American capitalism in general for creating such vast income inequality that we have entire villages of homeless people within our major cities.
How can this be in liberal utopia California?
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