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Reports of Typhus Rising in Texas

The state is out with a warning about typhus.

There have been 387 cases this year, which is an increase from last year's count of 364 cases. Reports of typhus in Texas typically go up in May through July and again in December and January. Lara Anton with the Texas Department of State Health Services says this bacterial infection is carried primarily by fleas. She says to make sure your yard is clean of trash, debris, firewood, or basically anything else stray rodents can hide inside. 

Typhus can be deadly, and about 60% of those infected with the infection end up in the hospital. 

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