LA TYPHUS OUTBREAK
SNIPPET: L.A. County health officials said Thursday that they were working with city officials to clear trash and corral stray animals to curb the spread of the infection, which is typically associated with overcrowding and poor hygiene. Source
Typhus- This can occur in areas where extreme overcrowding is common and body lice can travel from one person to another. This can happen in the animal kingdom or humankind.
1998 Epidemic/Murine Typhus Case
In October 1998, a 65-year-old man came to
the Felix Houpho ̧et Boigny Hospital of Tropical
Medicine in Marseilles, France, for evaluation of
fever, nausea, vomiting, myalgias, and diarrhea.
He was a native Algerian, who lived in France
but had visited Msila, a small town in east
central Algeria, for 3 months. Source
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