A visitor to Yosemite National Park has recovered after becoming the ninth person diagnosed with a deadly rodent-borne illness blamed for three deaths among those who spent time at the park this summer, officials said Thursday.
Yosemite officials told 1,700 past visitors on Tuesday they may have been exposed to a rodent-borne disease already blamed for the deaths of two people who stayed at the park.
Health officials Monday warned Long Beach residents about typhus, which is a bacterial disease transmitted by fleas and ticks.
A Santa Ana resident has contracted typhus, prompting city officials to alert the community.
The county Department of Environmental Health said six rodents in the past week have tested positive for the potentially fatal but difficult to contract virus.