Researchers in New York spent 10 months crawling under the city and caught 133 rats. On those rats, they found a total of 6,500 fleas, lice and mites: tropical rat mites, spiny rat mites, spiny rat lice, and Oriental rat fleas. That’s not good, since rat fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis) are the ones that transmit plague and murine typhus.
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