Researchers uncover the disgusting truth about NYC rats

October 15, 2014 2:02 PM

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Rats, rodents, city kitties -- call them what you will, but a scurrying furball is as common a sighting in New York City as taxi cabs and lost tourists.

For the first time, a team of researchers has tested rats in Manhattan and catalogued the viruses and bacteria they carry. The verdict is not pretty -- or clean.

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