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Wealthy Los Angeles grapples with outbreak of typhus among its poorest

Dr. Timothy Brewer, professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted by The Guardian in an article about a typhus outbreak in Los Angeles County.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Los Angeles officials have pledged hundreds of thousands of dollars and created a dedicated taskforce to fight an outbreak of typhus, as a city of glittering wealth grapples with a disease linked to intense poverty.

“We’re deploying every available resource to help control and stop this outbreak,” said Alex Comisar, press secretary for Los Angeles’s mayor, Eric Garcetti.

Read more in The Guardian