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The Mysterious Pathogens Thriving on New York’s Rats (Video)

The Mysterious Pathogens Thriving on New York’s Rats (Video)

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Oct. 16 2014 5:01 PM

The Thriving Pathogens of New York’s Rats

Some carry diseases previously unknown to science.

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Cultures from rats caught in four Manhattan buildings and a park surprised even pathologists.

Dallas Jensen is a regular video contributor to Slate.