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Rats Infestation in Moscow

Moscow may face an epidemic transmitted by rats and mice because the rodent population has crossed the safety threshold, the Federal Consumer Protection Service said Thursday, Interfax reported.

The rodent population density is 1.1 to 1.2 per 1,000 square meters, while it should be no more than 0.5 to prevent epidemics, agency official Tatyana Gololobova said, adding that the city needs to change its pest control rules and initiate a new disinfection program. 

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