An outbreak of a dangerous disease is spreading in the San Fernando Valley -- flea-borne typhus.
Health officials have confirmed that four people have contracted Murine typhus in Burbank.
Two cases originated in the 700 block of Screenland Drive. Both of those men were treated at local hospitals and released.
Murine typhus is also called endemic typhus and is transmitted by fleas.
Victims suffer from headaches, fever, chills and nausea and are often hospitalized.
One of the victims, Mike Alley, told KTLA-TV he thinks that the flea that bit him and gave him typhus could have come from his dog or one of his cats.