New York City rats carry deadly bacteria: study

March 3, 2015 8:42 PM

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New York City rats carry deadly bacteria: study

New York City’s famed rodents host fleas that could potentially kill you, according to a new study from Cornell and Columbia Universities.

The 6,500 fleas, lice and mites discovered piggybacking on 133 New York City rats carry bacteria that can cause serious diseases, says lead author and Cornell entomologist Matthew Frye.

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