MANHATTAN BEACH ( – 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.

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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.

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“This disease is readily treatable with the appropriate antibiotic therapy,” the department said in a statement.

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No further details were released.