Terrifying microbe map of New York’s subway system reveals superbugs, anthrax and bubonic plague

February 6, 2015 10:01 AM

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Terrifying microbe map of New York’s subway system reveals superbugs, anthrax and bubonic plague

Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College have unveiled their findings after 18 months swabbing turnstiles, ticket kiosks, railings and benches for DNA on the world's largest transport system.

They found 15,152 different types of microorganisms that share the train with its 5.5 million riders, including bubonic plague, dysentery and meningitis.

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