GCHD Sees Increase in Reported Typhus Cases

The Galveston County Health District is seeing an increase in the number of reported murine typhus cases within the County.

Because typhus is flea-borne, residents should avoid contact with infected fleas. Symptoms usually begin one to two weeks after exposure and may include fever, headache and a rash. Typhus may also cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain  and coughing. With early treatment, patients typically experience a less severe illness and shorter recovery time. More information can be found on the Galveston County Health District website.