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Leprosy May Be The Next Infectious Disease To Plague Los Angeles


Added 09-10-19 09:38:02am EST - “How long before a tax-paying California resident, who paid for a functioning public health system, is infected?” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Leprosy May be the Next Infectious Disease to Plague Los Angeles”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

How long before a tax-paying California resident, who paid for a functioning public health system, is infected?

I have been covering the typhus and typhoid outbreaks that have hit Southern California as a result of the rat-infestation around homeless encampments.

Now an outbreak of a notorious disease, leprosy, is being reported. A recent study published as a Reuters Health report indicates the bacterial infection is emerging in the Los Angeles area (hat-tip ZeroHedge’s Tyler Durden):

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.

“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.

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