The Daily Wire reports, “TRASH CITY: ‘Sky-High’ Trash Piles Found In Los Angeles, Raising Concerns About Typhus”
“Even the city’s most notorious trash pile, located between downtown LA’s busy Fashion and Produce districts, continues to be a magnet for rats after it was cleaned up months ago. The rodents can carry typhus-infected fleas, which can spread the disease to humans through bacteria rubbed into the eyes or cuts and scrapes on the skin, resulting in severe flu-like symptoms,” the outlet reported.
NBC4’s investigative team said it previously had informed LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office about some of the trash piles in October. The piles they referred to were cleaned up, “but conditions have worsened over the next seven months” the outlet reported. When NBC investigators reported another trash pile, it was told it could be three months before the garbage was removed.
Watch NBCLA 4 describe the medieval level of sanitation in the city.