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This is one that I have never heard of before. It is amazing the sheer number of diseases out there and the distribution of them.  Some are located  here, some are located there and we never hear of those “over there” unless they happen to make their way “over here” – which is happening more and more frequently.  

A prime example of this is Dengue Fever.  Once thought of as usually only found in the South Pacific, Dengue is making it’s way around the World.  This year will probably find it hitting here in the U.S. and growing over the upcoming years.

A couple of other ones making the jump from the Caribbean and South America are:

MAYARO Virus, symptons similar to those of Dengue and Chikungunya,  hails from the Carribean area.

Madariaga virus crosses from South and Central America into Haiti – Homeland Preparedness News


MADARIAGE Virus (or South American Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus) has been found primarly in animals but has nade the jump to humans in Panama. Now it has been found in Haiti so it is starting to circulate outside of it’s orignial areas,

Mayaro virus: Penn State researchers suggest spread into other areas of the world – Outbreak News Today


I have a feeling there will be even more showing up on our doorsteps soon

Los Angeles City Council’s president suggests to deploy ‘army of cats’ to deal with rat situation | Fox News

Los Angeles Times

Deploy an ‘army of cats’ to catch L.A. City Hall’s rats? Not so fast


Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson shows where carpet has been removed from his office due to vermin infestation at City Hall. (Reed Saxon / AP)

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Sometimes I look at stories like this one and wonder how have we survived as long as we have? I’ve been watching the Typhus problem in Southern California since it first popped up in San Diego in June of 2018.

San Diego: Typhus reported in North Park woman, prompts health warning – Outbreak News Today


Typhus hospitalization prompts flea warning in San Diego County – The San Diego Union-Tribune


Now, Typhus is somewhat endemic to the area so this was not surprising, but then it spread to the L.A. area – 

LA’s Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood Ideals to the Test | Hollywood Reporter – posted 2/8/19


Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak Among Homeless in Downtown LA | NBC Southern California 


Meet the Entertainment Workers Living in Their Cars Amid Housing Crisis | Hollywood Reporter 


Typhus Epidemic Worsens in Los Angeles | NBC Southern California 


And fiinally a Deputy City Attorney contracts Typhus in IN L.A. City Hall comes down with Typhus – 

Flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County: 107 cases since last year – Outbreak News Today 


Rats and fleas have infested LA’s City Hall | Daily Mail Online 


And then the L.A. City Council President says the City should deploy an –

‘army of cats’ 

to remedy the situation? 

Who advises politicians like this one?  Better yet, who elects politicians such as this one?