Rats act as 'pathogen sponge'

Rats act as 'pathogen sponge'

RATS can absorb disease agents from their local environment and spread them, according to a new study conducted at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The results also indicate that the threat rats pose to the health of poultry and humans has been underestimated.

Researchers studied the feces of rats caught at an Abbotsford, B.C., poultry farm and discovered that they all carried avian pathogenic Esch

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