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10 Rat Myths

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Although rats are indeed to blame for spreading some diseases by transporting parasites such as fleas and mites that harbor deadly pathogens, rats are a serious health threat for other reasons as well. They can spread diseases by biting people, and by contaminating food and water with their fur, urine and droppings, causing some pretty serious diseases. Any contaminated food and remnants of rats found should be disposed of extremely carefully.

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