The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) issued a health advisory on November 16, 2022. This advisory shares important information about flea-borne typhus.
- Flea-borne typhus cases have been increasing across LA County. Currently there are two outbreaks in metropolitan Los Angeles: one in the neighboring communities of Eagle Rock and Glassell Park and the other in the neighboring communities of Wholesale District and Boyle Heights.
- Clinicians should consider flea-borne typhus in patients of all ages with febrile illness of unknown etiology.
- Flea-borne typhus is not transmitted between people. Standard precautions for patients should be used.
Read the full LAC DPH Health Advisory: Increases of Flea-Borne Typhus.