Africa’s growing farms attract bubonic plague-infested rats

Tuesday February 24 2015

A sample of maize growing on a farm. Scientists have linked an increase in maize fields in northern Tanzania to a 20-fold rise in the population of disease-carrying African rats. PHOTO | FILE

A sample of maize growing on a farm. Scientists have linked an increase in maize fields in northern Tanzania to a 20-fold rise in the population of disease-carrying African rats. PHOTO | FILE  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By REUTERS