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MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles County Heath Department is warning residents about interacting with feral cats after a case of typhus was reported in Manhattan Beach.

Details and information about how the individual contracted the disease were not disclosed.

The best way residents can prevent the spread of the disease is to keep their pets isolated from feral cats and their fleas, a widely known carrier of Typhus, according to the Health Department.

Pets should be kept inside and current with their flea medication, officials said.

Animal owners should also spay or neuter their pets to prevent breeding with feral cats.

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