New York City Rats Carry Fleas Known to Transmit Plague

March 2, 2015 9:00 PM

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MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rats in New York City are brimming with fleas and other parasites that can carry a number of diseases, including the plague, a new study reports.

Researchers analyzed 6,500 specimens of five well-known species of fleas, lice and mites found on over 130 rats from around the city.

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