Skid Row, officially known as Central City East, is an area of Downtown Los Angeles. The area contains one of the largest stable populations of homeless persons in the United States. After a recent county report citing the health dangers associated with feces, urine and hypodermic needles that were found in the area, the city official have taken cognizance of the fact and could soon resume the controversial cleanup sweeps of the downtown area's streets and sidewalks.
The inspection was conducted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health after which it found that there was a huge violation of the county and the state health codes. They also found human waste, injection needles, condoms and a rat infestation in the nine block area. Although all the waste and debris that was found during the inspection has been cleaned, there are plans being forwarded to ensure there are no continuing health threats in the area.
According to county's top public health official, Jonathan Fielding, “The human feces are certainly very disturbing, as are the hypodermic needles. The situation appears to have worsened”. The area needs to be inspected on regular basis to ensure that the streets and sidewalk are kept clean and hygienic.
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