Royal Regatta Town Grapples with ‘Super rats’

Royal Regatta Town Grapples with ‘Super rats’

A recent research has unveiled how regatta town Henley-on-Thames is grappling with Brown rats and the diseases they suffer from. It has been claimed that they have come from parts of Berkshire and Hampshire, and are now attacking both urban and rural areas.

It has been further explained that though they appear a lot like their non-mutant counterparts, it has been also found that they are resistant to pest controls too, thereby showing a scary concern for one and all.

"The reason we need to get rid of them is because they transmit diseases from themselves to humans and farm animals. They can be life-threatening", said Study leader Dr. Alan Buckle, a research fellow from the University of Reading, while asserting that rats do carry range of diseases. As far as the anticoagulant-resistant rats are concerned, they are under the risk of same diseases like otgervrats, but the new breed can make things difficult because of their genetic mutation.

Funded by nine organizations involved in pest control, the team tracked down where the rats were found, including farms around Henley and the area around Berkshire towns Caversham and Sonning. However, there is no success in finding exact locations.

It's required that some way out is being found out in the same context so that humans can be saved from such illnesses.


FrenchTribune Specials

NASA Celebrates 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. After a few hours, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first steps on the lunar surface. The world stood amazed by the accomplishment.

It is one of the hallmarks for American history as well as the history of humans and on Sunday, the space flight that put Neil Armstrong on...

Most Popular

Verizon selling LG G3 handset for only $99.99 on contract

After the launch of LG's latest flagship handset - G3 -...

Many report falling fireball over US skies

Several people across eastern United States have...

US marks 45 years since lunar landing

US space enthusiasts are marking the forty five years of...

NASA Celebrates 45th Moon Landing Anniversary

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong walked...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: