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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

107 Cases of Typhus Reported in LA County

NBC news, channel 4, has declared 107 cases of typhus in LA County to be an epidemic of Endemic typhus. This type of typhus is caused by the flea from rats, opossums, domestic pets.

Rick Swinger, advocate for “no dumping,” getting rid of the rats, has long said this would happen. Both he and “Dr. Drew” have said that lack of sanitation and garbage buildup are forerunners of the rat who thrives on garbage. Rats carry fleas. Twelve cases of typhus have been reported in the Skid Row area. None have been reported in Venice.

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