In Los Angeles, California unsanitary conditions are reaching alarming levels that could bring about an epidemic.
Giant mounds of garbage, teeming with flea ridden rats clutter the streets in LA and disease experts are fearful that it could result in a new age plague.
“I can’t walk down the street without thinking that a flea could jump on me,” said Estela Lopez, a local business leader.
Mountains of trash ignored by the city are causing rat populations to explode. Typhus is one such disease these vermin can transmit and UCLA infectious disease specialist Dr. Jeffrey Klausner admits “it does pose a public health risk,” before adding the problem was the worst he’d seen in the third world.
Mayor Gil Garcetti was confronted by NBC reporters in October of 2018 and as a result the garbage problem was addressed. But following that massive clean-up effort, the initiative died away and now the garbage is piling high once again.
“It’ll be a big panic, when they should be doing something right now!” celebrity Doctor Drew Pinksy said. “But they won’t, they’ll wait ’til the panic.”