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Health Alert: A case of flea-borne typhus in Burbank

A case of flea-borne typhus discovered in Burbank. The Los Angeles County Vector Control has confirmed the case, according to a community bulletin sent out today by the city of Burbank. Endemic typhus fever (aka: murine typhus or flea-borne typhus) is a disease caused by a bacteria known as Rickettsia. The disease is not transmitted person to person. Infected fleas spread this type of typhus to people. The symptoms include  fever, headache, chills, body aches,pains and a rash can occur on the chest, back, arms and/or legs in some cases. The Los... Read More →

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