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LAPD officer being treated for salmonella typhi, department says



LOS ANGELES (KABC) – A Los Angeles Police Department officer has contracted salmonella typhi and one other employee has typhus-like symptoms, the department said Wednesday.

treated for the conditioning. A specific diagnosis for the second employee has not been determined.

"Our Facilities Management Division is working with the city's General Services Department at disinfecting any work areas that may have been exposed."

"The health and well-being of every LAPD employee is vital and we will be working diligently to ensure we are creating a safe work environment," the LAPD said.

has reported the Police Protective League as well as all employees working at Central Division about the outbreak. Salmonella typhi is a bacterial disease spread through contaminated food and water or close contact. The disease is referred to as typhoid fever

Earlier this month, three LAPD officers stationed at the West Valley station in Reseda contracted a possible skin infection. Police Chief Michel Moore said the department couldn't say whether the suspected skin infection was MRSA.

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