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Flea-borne typhus disease reported in downtown LA, officials say

October 5, 2018 4:27 PM
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Flea-borne typhus disease reported in downtown LA, officials say

Nine cases were reported from July to September, with officials eyeing trash and stray animals as potential catalysts. (iStock)

Multiple cases of typhus have popped up in downtown Los Angeles and prompted health officials to warn about the flea-spread disease, which can cause organ damage in severe cases.

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