Los Angeles County public health officials say they have confirmed a case of endemic typhus
Officials did not release any information about the patient's identity or condition. It was also unclear whether this was a new case of typhus. In December, Manhattan Beach officials said county public health officials had contacted residents in the same neighborhood regarding a case of typhus and handed out brochures about how to take precautions against the disease.
Typhus is spread by bacteria-infected fleas, found on cats, opossums and rats. Infected people suffer from fever,