It is known as the Bubonic plague, also known as black death. This disease has killed 25 million people in the past. It is transmitted through a bacterial type infection, known to come from both insects and animals.
After exposure, it takes between one to seven days for a person to start showing symptoms from this. Some of the signs of this disease include fever, headaches and vomiting. Swollen and severely painful lymph nodes occur, in the area closest to where the bacteria first entered the skin.
One well known doctor named Drew Pinsky issued a warning to those residing in the Los Angeles area. A number of locations have since become infested with rats that carry such diseases. The city is now facing a deadly outbreak, which will continue to spread if not taken seriously.
Many areas of the city are now overrun with homeless people. The state of California, has been unable to address the issue of sanitation and infestation so far. Rodents are everywhere in some locations.
They wander and will make their way to other parts of the city, eventually spreading more each day that goes by. Some places are filled with human waste, trash and other unsanitary items such as needles.
Dr. Drew spoke with Scott Adams about the Los Angeles apocalypse of sorts. Dr. Drew predicted the previous typhus outbreak in Los Angeles. It was carried by rats which transferred this over to house pets and from there to humans.
While the Black Death killed one-third of the population of Europe, the last outbreak of bubonic plague in the U.S. was nearly a century ago, from 1924 to 1925 — also in Los Angeles. It took quite a heroic effort to stop it spreading further.
Unfortunately, Los Angeles is one of the only cities in the country, Dr. Drew said, that has no rodent control plan.
Drew said, “If you look at the pictures of Los Angeles, you will see that the homeless encampments are surrounded by dumps. People defecate there, they throw their trash there, and the rats just proliferate there.
Homeless people were defecating directly into city drains, which flowed to the Pacific Ocean. We have the sewage of 60,000 people hitting the ocean every day.”
Statistics show the homeless population has risen by 12% over the last year. There are around 60,000 people who are homeless on the streets of Los Angeles. The situation has grown out of control.
Dr. Drew also added, “How many people must die before you change your philosophy?”