Last year I wrote an expose titled “Filth riddled Frisco loses medical convention” which highlighted how cities like San Francisco were losing hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenues annually — because of the fifth and human waste produced by thousands of homeless individuals living in the streets without regular access to restrooms.
I wrote about California’s self-destructive progressive policies, which are reducing many of its cities into “third-world” enclaves and wondered where it would lead.
That question is once again being asked as yet another city in California is now faced with a deadly outbreak of typhus; a “middle-aged disease” brought about by filth — a disease eradicated thousands of years ago.
According to CNN, the outbreak began in October, with 57 cases reported of the flea- and flea feces-borne disease in downtown Los Angeles. That number has since skyrocketed from last summer when just 6 cases were reported, all within the huge homeless population living in squalor within the boundaries of downtown L.A.
However the disease is no longer contained within those boundaries, as cases of typhus have been cropping up among an unexpected group of people: “city officials.”
According to L.A. public health officials, there were more than 120 reported cases of typhus in 2018, and that number is increasing steadily in the first months of 2019.
City officials had assumed the disease would remain within the homeless population, however, within recent weeks an outbreak of the disease has swept other areas of the city without a homeless presence and even within the walls of city hall.
The first elected causality thus far is Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood who told Local 4 news. “It felt like somebody was driving railroad stakes through my eyes and out the back of my neck.”
Adding, “Who gets typhus? It’s a medieval disease that’s caused by trash.”
Those fleas live within piles of garbage and human waste surrounding homeless enactments that dot the entire city.
“There are rats in City Hall and City Hall East,” Greenwood told NBC. “There are enormous rats and their tails are as long as their bodies.”
Greenwood speculates that she got typhus fever from fleas riding on the rats that occasionally infest Los Angeles city buildings, which may actually be a blessing in disguise for tax paying residents living within the city, in that something may actually get resolved, especially when local officials become victims
Progressive mayors like Eric Garcetti, are actually the problem, in what has become an unmanageable situation in the city-of-angels. His policy of welcoming the homeless into his community, without regard for the wellbeing of both the people who elected him and those poor individuals suffering from a series human frailties, including alcoholism, drug abuse, mantel illness, and a number of other issues.
Since Garcetti took office in 2013, the numbers of homeless have steadily risen to a shocking 75% to more than 55,000 people mostly living in the streets, with an astounding 55,000 additional homeless living within surrounding communities like Pasadena, Long Beach, and Glendale, that’s over 100,000 individuals living almost exclusively on the streets of Los Angeles County.
Garcetti, who recently announced he would not pursue a presidential campaign in 2020, has been trying to control the typhus epidemic largely by allocating funds for trash cleanup, particularly in areas where homeless the people gather.
“During an October 2017 hygiene survey,” the L.A. Times says, “county public health officials identified 222 encampments, including 50 with 30 or more people living in them. These ragtag outposts have altered the basic terms of urban life.”
Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, Pasadena’s health officer, announced on Friday, “Typhus fever is a disease that can cause serious complications requiring lengthy hospitalization, and rarely death.”
Adding, “We encourage pet owners to practice safe flea control and encourage all cities in the county to ensure maintenance of their trash clean-up and rodent control activities.”
According to the Pasadena Public Health Department, this year 20 Pasadena residents have been confirmed to have typhus fever, compared to previous years of one to five cases per year.