The key to preventing this disease is to prevent humans from coming into contact with fleas. Pets must be treated at regular intervals with appropriate flea control products. Both cats and dogs can be hosts for fleas that carry flea-borne typhus. Do not feed wildlife or leave pet food out overnight. Residents are urged to apply flea control products to any animals that they are feeding regularly including free-roaming and/or neighborhood cats to prevent flea infestations.
How Can I Obtain Additional Information?
More information is available from:
Centers for Disease Control,
California Department of Public Health
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Orange County Health Care Agency
Orange County Health Care Agency, Animal Care Services