Flea-borne typhus has been found in northwest Auckland after three locals were hospitalised with the rare disease, Stuff reports. Dairy Flat Veterinary Clinic was notified of the outbreak on June 3, after a family in the Kaukapakapa area told clinic staff the stray kittens they had treated were carrying the disease. “The family told the clinic because they were very worried about the disease being in the area and wanted locals to be aware of it,” said Dr Angela Matthews, a vet at the clinic.