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One section of the Newsroom will contain “Frequently Ask Questions”. The questions are commonly asked in person at the Care Center, in the field, on emails and by telephone. The FAQs will provide an understanding of SEAACA’s daily operations.

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Public Health Reports Several Cases of Flea-Borne Typhus

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is investigating an outbreak involving several cases of flea-borne typhus in downtown Los Angeles and is working with the city of Los Angeles to implement environmental safety measures to reduce the spread of the disease. Flea-borne typhus is a disease that infected fleas can spread to humans. Bacteria (Rickettsia typhi and R. felis) found in infected fleas, and their feces, cause typhus. Fleas can come from many types of animals including cats, rats, and opossums. Although pets and animals do not get sick from typhus, typhus can cause high fever, chills, headache, and rash in people and can be treated with antibiotics. Places where there is an accumulation of trash that attract wild animals like feral cats, rats and opossums that may carry an infected flea may increase the risk of exposure. Typhus is not transmitted person-by-person.

“Although typhus normally occurs throughout LA County, we are observing several cases in the downtown Los Angeles area,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Officer. “We encourage pet owners to practice safe flea control and encourage all cities in the county to ensure maintenance of their trash clean-up and rodent control activities.”

Pets2Love: Oreo and Graham

These sweet brothers are black and tan terrier mixes about 7 months old. Graham is a bit smaller at 15 pounds than his brother Oreo, who weighs in at about 17 pounds, and both are still growing.

Anyone willing to adopt these brothers together will see they enjoy each other’s company and love to have a good time.

Oreo (ID #18-17881) and Graham (ID #18-17880) are both available for adoption at SEAACA in Downey. Call (562) 803-3301 for more information

Pets2Love: Fargo

“Fargo“ is a Male Husky mix. He is extremely playful and is quite the performer. He is trained and knows how to sit, shake, roll over and other tricks, though often requires encouragement from some good snacks. He is eager to please.