WARNING: Three million pets at risk of flea misery – PDSA top five tips
Milder winters and widespread central heating have seen the UK flea population swell in recent years, say PDSA vets. But proactive action by pet owners can easily prevent infestations and stop millions of cats and dogs across the country from suffering.
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Rats are exonerated as reservoir hosts for the Black Death
Shortly after Alexandre Yersin's discovery, in the l890s, of the bacillus that caused the European plague pandemics, the accepted medical understanding was that plague was transmitted to humans from fleas infesting black rats; infected fleas thus …
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