VIDEO: Los Angeles' rat-infested rotting trash problem

VIDEO: Los Angeles is infested with rats, rotting trash and disease is rising

Piles and piles of rotting rat-infested trash are stacked in the streets in the liberal so-called utopia of Los Angeles, despite millions of taxpayers dollars allocated for clean up and prevention.

In October of last year, LA Mayor Garcetti promised he’d clean up the rat-infested trash piling up around Los Angeles to help combat the Typhus epidemic.

Even though the Mayor allocated millions of dollars to help clean up the streets, especially Skid Row, known now as “the Typhus Zone,” there are still mountains of disgusting rotting trash everywhere and the infectious disease is only worsening by the day.

Several months ago the large piles of trash were cleared out, but the problem is back and much much worse than before.

“I can’t walk down the street without thinking that a flea could jump on me,” said Estela Lopez, who represents business owners in the area.

Typhus spreads across the homeless population through fleas that live on the rats that rummage through the trash. Liz Greenwood, the Deputy City Attorney who works at City Hall was one of the many that contracted the disease.

Symptoms of typhus include fever, headache and a rash. Untreated cases are fatal.

“It felt like somebody was driving railroad stakes through my eyes and out the back of my neck,” Greenwood told NBC 4 last week. “Who gets typhus? It’s a medieval disease that’s caused by trash.”

Ms. Greenwood believes she contracted typhus from fleas that have infested her office at City Hall East.

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