A typhus outbreak in the South Bay has prompted the Los Angeles County Heath Department to issue a warning to residents about interacting with feral cats.
The Burbank Animal Shelter is advising residents to take precautions following a recent rise in confirmed cases of typhus.
Health officials Monday warned Long Beach residents about typhus, which is a bacterial disease transmitted by fleas and ticks.
Health officials Wednesday confirmed a second case of typhus this year in Orange County.
Vector control officials plan to try Tuesday to corral feral cats living on the campuses of two Santa Ana schools in an effort to reduce the flea population and stave off the spread of typhus, a potentially deadly disease.
A Santa Ana resident has contracted typhus, prompting city officials to alert the community.
Orange County health officials say an unusually high number of cases of flea-borne typhus have cropped up recently.