Rats and Their Alarming Bugs

Rats living in New York City carry a multitude of zoonotic pathogens, according to Columbia University research published in the journal mBio. Using DNA testing on rats collected from New York City, researchers identified E. coli, Salmonella, Seoul hantavirus, Leptospira and 18 previously unknown viruses with similarities to known zoonotic pathogens.

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