Thousands May Have Been Exposed To Deadly TB Epidemic Downtown

He constantly washes his hands to prevent illness, but he doesn’t want to live in fear.

“The work that we do down here in the church and the work that we do at the LA Mission, I believe that God has His hands on it,” Stallworth said.

Dianne Artea sleeps at the Midnight Mission and says she’s always worried about the people around her.

“These guys are walking around with masks. And we got to sleep next to them. They split,” Artea said.

TB is contracted by inhaling droplets from infected patients who sneeze, cough or laugh, which is why Williams is mindful of avoiding a few things while living on Skid Row.

“Don’t be smoking after nobody, and drinking after nobody. Let nobody use your phone,” he said.


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