Pet Parent Education

We were notified by the LA Country Public Health that during the second half of 2016, a human case or case(s) of FLEA BORNE TYPHUS were reported near our practice (either within in the zip code where your practice is located or in a nearby zip code – 91744). This could indicate that fleas in the area are infected with the pathogens that cause flea─░ borne typhus: Rickettsia typhi or Rickettsia felis.

Below is information on flea borne typhus, what it is, and how to prevent the spread of the disease.

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/hea/library/topics/typhus/index.htm