Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rat pee is killing people

From Fox News:

A rare bacterial disease linked to rats — and normally only seen in animals — has killed one person in The Bronx and left two others fighting for their lives, city officials reported Tuesday.

The three cases of leptospirosis were identified in a one block radius of the Concourse section of the Bronx over the past two months, the Health Department said.

“Human leptospirosis cases are very rare in New York City,” explained Demetre Daskalakis, acting deputy commissioner of the Health Department.

“This is the first time a cluster of cases has been identified,” he said. “All three cases had severe illness and were hospitalized with acute renal [kidney]and hepatic [liver] failure. Two cases developed pulmonary hemorrhage and one died as a result of infection.”

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize the Mayor was up to visit the Bronx lately.

Anonymous said...

Is this a homeless shelter? Warehousing people into crammed spaces with sanitation issues will attract rats.

(sarc) said...

Let us hope that this isolated incident remains in the Bronx!

Prayers and well wishes to the victims!

We now need border controls on the bridges to watch for rats, perhaps a new Government Agency?

Perhaps the Witches and Warlocks of the Bronx may need to consider a substitute for Rat Urine in their potions and concoctions.
From a quick Google search I found politician's urine is an acceptable substitute for most recipes.

The "Crapper" is always on the cutting edge, never disappointing.

Most striking to me, it is interesting and ironic for the "Queens Crapper" to run a "Bronx Pisser" story...

Anonymous said...

NYC Health Dept dropped the ball again .

Anonymous said...

Notice all these outbreaks and new diseases always happen in the Bronx.

Res Ipsa said...

I believe it is NYC DOB that dropped the ball here. This occurred in the property of a notorious slumlord that was on the City's list for years. Why hadn't DOB shut it down? Now if it starts spreading beyond this cluster, then it will be a DOHMH issue.

Joe Moretti said...

Rat pee is killing people...................BUT NOT ENOUGH, still too man low-life folks in this way overcrowded city.

A nice good killer epidemic is needed to wash the city clean.

Anonymous said...

Yes but how many rats have been killed by people? Remember there's more rats than people in NYC,they can survive very well living off us.Mouse dropping can also carry pathogens that are harmful to humans.Get a cat

JQ LLC said...

There has to be stricter punitive measures and penalties for these scum/slumlords. Particularly jail. This has been going on too fucking long. Being forced to live in these conditions and environment is basically a human rights violation.

Anonymous said...

The politicization of rat piss, incredible-

Camel said...

The three infected "people" we're sleeping in the cellar, with the rats and their urine and shit. Before we all get our panties in a knot just understand that the likelihood of getting infected, unless you sleep with rats, is pretty slim. Here kitty kitty.