NYC Subways Are Contaminated With What?!

February 7, 2015 5:36 PM

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As if you weren't already skeeved out by NYC's subways, now new research shows that they are infested with traces of the Bubonic plague, or the Black Death that ravaged 14th-century Europe and killed millions.

That's really not so surprising considering that these rat-ridden systems bring millions of people a day to where they need to go. Most of the microbes that have called NYC's subways home are harmless to humans, however, researchers at the Weill Cornell Medical College swabbed more than 400 subway s...

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