Politicians Are Not The Only Dangerous Rats In New York City

by Milt Harris at canadafreepress.com

It’s time to face the truth. New York State and New York City have been struggling due to the woke leadership choices made by their citizens. The city’s lenient laws have allowed crime to run rampant, and the financial burden of illegal immigration has contributed to its decline into squalor.

Not all rats in New York wear suits and work in federal buildings. The city now suffers from a rodent problem due to the moral squalor resulting in physical filth.

Number of diseases caused by rats in the city reached its highest annual rate last year

In October 1347, the second pandemic, also known as the Black Death, arrived in Messina, Sicily. It is believed to have spread from Central Asia through fleas on rats that were on board Genoese ships. This caused a rapid and widespread wave of plague infections that swept across most of Europe like wildfire.

According to a CBS News report, the number of diseases caused by rats in the city reached its highest annual rate last year. The rodents have become increasingly common in urban areas, threatening public health.

A major fear is a disease known as leptospirosis which is caused by bacteria found in rat urine. The disease usually causes flu-like symptoms such as aches, chills, diarrhea, jaundice, and rash. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if left untreated, the disease can lead to kidney failure, meningitis, liver damage, and respiratory distress.

According to a CBS News report, Mayor Eric Adams and city health officials have been devising ways to contain the spread of the disease and control the rat population. This includes sterilizing the animals since rat poison has been outlawed, although many residents still use it, and encouraging citizens to use gloves when handling garbage or food waste. 

Last week, the health department issued an advisory about leptospirosi