• October 15, 2018

Public Health Reminds Residents to Protect Against Flea-Borne Typhus

Public Health Reminds Residents to Protect Against Flea-Borne Typhus

Public Health Reminds Residents to Protect Against Flea-Borne Typhus 150 150 Animal Care and Control

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) reminds residents to take action to protect themselves from flea-borne typhus by using flea control products on pets and avoiding wild or stray animals. Typhus is endemic in Los Angeles County and, in recent years, the average number of reported cases has doubled to nearly 60 cases per year. In 2018, there have been 63 cases of typhus countywide.

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