Typhus is caused by a bacteria that enters the skin through scratching following a bite from an infected flea, which can be carried by rats, raccoons, opossums, and household pets like cats and dogs.
Long Beach has had double its historical rate of typhus cases, with a total of 12 reported to date.
The well-known Sky Room restaurant and bar voluntarily closed for four days last week to implement a full-scale sanitation process in response to a norovirus outbreak, officials at The Sky Room and the Long Beach Environmental Health Bureau confirmed Monday.
A manager at Bodega Ranch Market in Long Beach said none of the tainted Rosca de Reyes bread was sold at the market, despite it being distributed to the location by Santa Ana-based Cholula’s Bakery.
A man in his mid-70s is the first confirmed person to die from West Nile Virus this year in Long Beach, city officials said.
City officials are encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated against pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, this back-to-school season.
For the first time this season, West Nile Virus has been detected in dead animals found within Long Beach city limits, prompting the city’s Health Department to release a warning detailing how residents can protect themselves from transmission.