NYC Battling Surge in Human Leptospirosis, Which is Transmitted Through Rat Urine

New York City, once a shining beacon of prosperity and progress, now finds itself dealing with a surge in cases of human leptospirosis, a disease transmitted through rat urine, according to a report from Bloomberg.

This sadly serves as a metaphor for the city’s overall decline, as the rat population has swelled by an astonishing 50% since 2010 according to a recent study.

The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sounded the alarm on Friday, revealing that 24 individuals were diagnosed with leptospirosis in 2023 alone, marking the highest annual tally on record. Disturbingly, six more cases have already been reported in the first few months of this year.

Mayor Eric Adams in his infinite wisdom appointed a “czar” last year to spearhead the fight against the rapidly growing rat population. The czar, who is being paid $155,000 a year, was tasked with the “wholesale slaughter” of these disease-carrying vermin.

However, the recent surge in leptospirosis cases suggests that the rats are winning the war. Probably because they’re smarter than most Democrats.

Leptospirosis, caused by several species of bacteria, is transmitted through direct contact with infectious urine or urine-contaminated water, soil, or food.

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The bacteria enter the body through open wounds or mucous membranes, triggering a range of symptoms from fever to headache and chills. Person-to-person transmission is uncommon, the city’s advisory claims ‘climate change’ has made the problem worse.

The advisory states, “The cold winters of NYC likely limit the extent to which leptospires can survive in the environment. However excessive rain and unseasonably warm temperatures, factors associated with climate change, may support the persistence of leptospires in more temperate areas like NYC.”

The real problem in New York City is its run by Democrats who value diversity over competence and everything is starting to fall apart at the seams.

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The rats are just a symptom of a much larger problem, but again they are the perfect metaphor for what is happening in NYC and other blue run cities.