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New York City Mice Carry Bacteria That Can Make People Sick

An analysis of mice in the Big Apple finds that many harbor bacteria that can make humans sick if exposed to the animals' droppings. Some of the bacterial strains were resistant to antibiotics.
Mice may be adorable, but the droppings and the bacteria they contain, not so much. Source: Bob Elsdale

In E.B. White's classic children's story Stuart Little, the eponymous mouse lives happily with a New York City family.

But Dr. Ian Lipkin wanted to know whether cohabiting with a mouse may be hazardous to one's health.

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