Rats are the primary source of plague infection in people. This horrific disease is spread to humans from rats by fleas. It’s present in rodents throughout the western United States. The bite of a plague-infected flea can be fatal within a few days of infection. It can spread and kill large numbers of people very quickly. Rats and mice are both carriers of Leptospirosis, a potentially fatal disease. The disease, Murine Typhus (typhus transmitted from rats and mice via flea bite), is treatable with antibiotics, but can cause death in elderly or infirm individuals.
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Family Health Tip: Most people today associate magnesium as a mineral that reduces cardiovascular risk. A wealth of scientific data supports this [Am Heart J. 1992;124(2):544-9].