MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA.com) – A case of endemic typhus fever has been reported in Manhattan Beach, authorities announced Thursday.
The illness was confirmed in a neighborhood near Polliwog Park, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.READ MORE: Strong Santa Ana Winds Prompt Dust Advisory
Residents were asked to practice safe flea control and eliminate all food sources when coming in contact with wildlife, feral cats, stray dogs or free-roaming pets.READ MORE: COVID 'Long Haulers,' Those Battling Lingering Symptoms, Struggle To Find Needed Medical Care
“This disease is readily treatable with the appropriate antibiotic therapy,” the department said in a statement.MORE NEWS: New California Bill Proposal Would Allow Preteens To Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent
No further details were released.