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Fri May 31, 2019, 12:56 PM

Bubonic Plague Likely Already Present In Los Angeles, Dr. Drew Says

Los Angeles is going down the drain.

The city, with a population topping four million and a broader metropolitan area with many millions more, is awash in massive problems — overcrowding, lack of housing, and high demand for free services among them. But other far more serious problems are lurking, Dr. Drew Pinksy said on Thursday.

“We have a complete breakdown of the basic needs of civilization in Los Angeles right now,” Pinsky told Fox New host Laura Ingraham. “We have the three prongs of airborne disease, tuberculosis is exploding, rodent-borne. We are one of the only cities in the country that doesn’t have a rodent control program, and sanitation has broken down.”

Pinsky said bubonic plague — also known as the “Black Death,” a pandemic that killed off millions in the 14th century — is “likely” already present in Los Angeles. The plague is spread by infected fleas and exposure to bodily fluids from a dead plague-infected animal, with the bacteria entering through the skin and traveling to lymph nodes.

Typhus, which broke out in the city last year, will likely return, Pinsky said. Already, a Los Angeles police officer has contracted typhoid fever, which infects fewer than 350 Americans each year. The various types of typhus are caused by a bacterial infection and spread by body lice, chiggers or fleas. In the 1600s, the disease decimated Germany.

“This is unbelievable. I can’t believe I live in a city where this is not Third World. This is medieval,” Pinsky said, according to Fox News. “Third World countries are insulted if they are accused of being like this. No city on Earth tolerates this. The entire population is at risk.”

Pinsky said the city simply can't handle the demand for services, noting that many homeless are mentally ill and don't want to accept housing.

More: https://www.dailywire.com/news/47888/bubonic-plague-likely-already-present-los-angeles-joseph-curl?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mattwalsh

Unbelievable.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 01:12 PM

1. No trip to Los Angeles is complete without bringing home a plague or two.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 01:33 PM

2. This is a "Gee Whiz" story. Plague has been endemic in the Southwestern USA for more than 100 years.

According to the California Department of Public Health, it was first recorded in San Francisco in 1900, and Los Angeles in 1908.

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/CAPlagueCompendium.pdf

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 01:37 PM

3. Bubonic plague has been found in California

voles and mice since at least the 1960's. This is nothing new and it's not particularly alarming.

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Response to orson (Reply #3)

Fri May 31, 2019, 02:01 PM

4. that has been my understanding as well

this kind of thing is the "new normal." as the anopheles mosquito ranges farther north malaria and yellow fever will be more common as well.

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