The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which tracks these cases, notified our District late last week of the recent development. The symptoms of Murine Typhus include a fever with a headache, chills, and body aches. In some cases, a rash will appear on the chest, back, arms, and/or legs. These symptoms normally manifest themselves 6 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Although, as a mosquito abatement district, we do not respond to outbreaks of fleas, you can protect yourself by exercising caution if you or your loved ones – especially your furry family members – are dealing with fleas.