NYC rats carrying fleas linked to bubonic plague, study finds

March 4, 2015 4:43 PM

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NYC rats carrying fleas linked to bubonic plague, study finds

The “Black Death” is lurking deep down in the subway canals of New York City.

In the first study of its kind since the 1920s, new research reveals that some rats in NYC are carrying more than 500 specimens of Oriental rat fleas, which are infamous for their part in transmitting the bubonic plague.

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