Health officials in Southern California are warning residents to be aware of a typhus outbreak that's reached 'epidemic' levels in some areas of the Southland. In a release, the Pasadena Public Health Department reported "epidemic levels of typhus fever this year," with 20 cases diagnosed so far, most of which occurred in the last two months. USC Associate Professor of Medicine Neha Nanda says the disease is spread by infected fleas.
No mention has been made about the possibility that poor management of the homeless population or influx of "undocumented citizens" has anything at all to do with this medical anomaly. However, there is talk that climate change is contributing to the problem. And we all know who to blame for that!