LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The feds are descending on downtown Los Angeles to combat what they say might be a dangerous outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis.
KCAL9′s Jeff Nguyen went downtown in search of people who may have been exposed.
John Williams started living at the Weingart shelter on LA’s Skid Row two weeks ago. Before he could be admitted, he had to undergo a screening for tuberculosis.
“They make you go get checked before you get into one of these programs because they don’t want it spread out in there,” Williams said.
A tuberculosis screening is now more important than ever on and around Skid Row.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a coordinated effort to contain a persistent outbreak of the disease in the area.
Anthony Stallworth, who pastors Central City Community Church of the Nazarene on East 6th Street, also volunteers at the LA Mission. Continue reading via CBSLA...