Rats Pose Serious Health Threat to Bronx Residents

Doctors recently linked a Bronx man’s death to leptospirosis, a disease spread by rats. Multiple cases of leptospirosis have been reported in the Bronx, prompting public concern over rat infestations, particularly in poorly maintained residential buildings. Dr. Robert Glatter explains how leptospirosis progresses and what kinds of symptoms to look out for.

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