TYPHUS outbreak - LA

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by DKR, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Typhus, also known as typhus fever, is a group of infectious diseases that include epidemic typhus, scrub typhus and murine typhus.Common symptoms include fever, headache, and a rash.[1] Typically these begin one to two weeks after exposure

    Typhus has a long and deadly history, especially epidemic typhus. Typhus is caused by bacteria. Rickettsia prowazekii causes epidemic typhus. Rickettsia typhi and, occasionally, R. felis cause endemic typhus and are transmitted to humans by vectors such as lice (mainly epidemic) and fleas (mainly endemic).

    The City of Angles
    Los Angeles's homelessness epidemic has created a typhus epidemic

    Typhus reaches 'epidemic levels' in parts of Los Angeles

    What’s the Difference Between Typhoid and Typhus?
    Typhoid and Typhus, What's the Difference? | Passport Health
  2. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    living in fetid squalor brings vermin (mice/rats, fleas, lice, ick)

    That vermin brings disease. Typhus is now EPIDEMIC in LA - thank the 'homeless support activists".
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  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Saw that, I hope they have it isolated and people in the infected area take the proper precautions...
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  4. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Nope - it is spreading.
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  5. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Homeless camps (AKA Hoovervilles) are not new.

    The History of Central Park's Hooverville, the Great Depression Pop-up Shanty Town | 6sqft

    A Shanty town, but not abject squalor as seen today

    Extract from link:
    In December of that year, the New York Times reported living quarters for nine men including six shacks, one with a stove. One of the men was quoted, “We work hard to keep it clean, because that is important,” pointing to the care and consideration Hooverville residents gave their unconventional homes. Shortly after, seven of the men were arrested as vagrants, but the charges were dismissed. The article also reported on the daily routine of the men consisting of morning repairs of their comfort stations where they would shave and make themselves presentable.

    These people didn't have jobs and there was no massive 'welfare net' to supply them. Unlike today's drug addled drunks that live in their own sewage....
  6. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe


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  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    History has a way of repeating itself when we do not learn its lessons....
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  8. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Oh Wow I was afraid it was in Louisiana aka LA.
    I'll go back to sleep now.
  9. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Last homeless camp I saw in St. Louis, I was like OK here is the trash dump........ where is the camp. Hooverville residents had some pride and drive to do better. Modern homeless campers seem to be largely strung out junkies and former mental patients, at least from my perspective.
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  10. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    Isn't Typhus spread by fleas? Oddly enough, I don't believe I have ever seen a flea on a dog or cat, anywhere in Cambodia.
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  11. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Why am I not surprised?

    With all the fecal matter lining the streets of San Fran it's only a matter of time before it finds its way into the city's water system. All that's needed is one illegal immigrant with cholera.

    California's playing with fire by virtually inviting everyone, homeless, illegals, etc. and residents there are risking their health. Let's hope infected residents don't spread bacterial and viral infection to other parts of the country like they've spread their diseased ideology.
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  12. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    It's just one plane ride or hopped train away and your home town is next.

    Yes Matilde, there really is a reason to protect our boarders and Disease Prevention into the US was the reason for Ellis Island. Some of the sheeple still claim other wise.

    Ellis Island - Wikipedia
  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

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  14. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Fleas don't last very long here.
    They are kinda rare.
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  15. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Active Fleas leave the bodies of most warm blooded animals as the body cools. This time line and bets of such an exit are off for hatchling fleas or injured fleas.
    Be aware, fleas can jump as much as 12 Feet, so do not approach any bodies for salvage.

    I do know that fleas around barns with warm soil will wait for a victim and in any place that is warm enough for them to live for several weeks.

    In Texas we have a handy little bug that builds a funnel trap in sandy soil that catches fleas or other small bugs. Do not spray insecticide unless you know what you are killing.

    "The Ant Lion, lives buried in the sand at the bottom of a funnel shaped depression, usually is sand or loose soil. Ants and other small insects fall in and slide down to the bottom where the waiting Ant Lion, seizes them in its mandibles and eats them."

    Ant Lion - Yahoo Video Search Results

    Yet another reason the BOB Group can be extinct while those who shelter in place may be better off.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
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  16. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I have lots of ant lions, maybe that's why no fleas.
    But have lots of fire ants.

    Since I moved here in 2010 I don't think my dogs have ever gotten fleas.
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  17. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Fire ants are an invasive species I kill as needed with local application of small amounts of specific insecticide.

    As a kid we dropped fleas, from,the neighbors dog, in the funnels.
  18. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I'd drop ants down the ant lion's funnel, then quickly realized I was facing battle I couldn't win. Off to the laundry room I went, and when bleach wouldn't stop them, and a little laundry soap mixed with bleach created a less than acceptable result, I resorted to diesel fuel and it wasn't until I had burned down half the yard that my Dad suggested I find another hobby. (This was out west, the "yard" was 2 acres of dirt in case anybody is wondering.) Hey, I had made a really nice construction pit for my toy truck enterprise, I wasn't going to allow these exoskeleton mutants to take over, no way.
  19. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    diatomaceous earth kills any thing with at exoskeliton
    It is completely safe to consume for mammals in fact you can buy food grade diatomaceous earth for health issues "digestion"
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  20. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Vinegar kills fleas.
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