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Downtown LA Skid Row suffering from tuberculosis outbreak

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Skid Row in Downtown L.A.

Downtown's Skid Row is dealing with a tuberculosis outbreak that the L.A. County Department of Health is calling the worse in a decade. Nearly 80 cases have been identified with 11 deaths in the last 6 years, most of the victims homeless.  

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has scientists in Skid Row trying to figure out what to do to stop the TB strain that is unique to Los Angeles. 

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