Rat infestation in New York City threatens the outbreak of severe diseases

March 4, 2015 4:55 PM

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NEW YORK – Scientists from Cornell and Columbia universities have found hundreds of rats, carrying hundreds of fleas, that could potentially cause deadly diseases within New York and in neighboring states.

“Wow. Plague fleas on rats in New York. I would have never imagined.” said Cola Capers, 54, of Harlem. “You take all kinds of precautions in life, but all you can really do is trust in the Lord.”

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