LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Health officials Monday warned Long Beach residents about typhus, which is a bacterial disease transmitted by fleas and ticks.READ MORE: Protests Continue Outside Sigma Nu House On USC's Fraternity Row As New Sexual Assault Allegations Emerge
Authorities said wild cats and rodents in the city might have fleas that carry the disease.
Long Beach has 11 reported cases of the disease this year, which causes flu-like symptoms and a rash.READ MORE: Lawmaker Calls For Change On California Film Sets After Prop-Gun Shooting Death Of Halyna Hutchins By Alec Baldwin
It’s easily cured, but it can be deadly if it’s not treated.
Officials urged residents with pets to check them for fleas.MORE NEWS: Inland Empire Commuters Dealing With Wet And Dangerous Road Conditions
Also, people must get rid of all food and water sources, including open trash cans and bird feeders.