A Harris County, Texas, real estate brokerage is being sued by a former tenant for negligence, among other things, because the tenant contracted typhus after moving into a home rented by the agent.

According to UltimateMontrose.com, an affiliate of the Houston Chronicle, the suit says that in 2009 the tenant was admitted to a hospital with typhus after an ongoing opossum infestation of the house brought fleas into the home. She charges that the defendants’ failure to properly manage the house exposed her to an unreasonable risk.

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