Malaysia seeks to control plague of rats

Campaign launched to contain number of rodents after rat-borne disease outbreak is blamed for 28 deaths.

Last Modified: 05 Oct 2013 20:43
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It is estimated that there are eight rats for every human in the world, which puts Malaysia's rat population at more than 220 million.

The government there has now launched a campaign to contain the number of rodents after an outbreak of a rat-borne disease left 28 people dead.

Al Jazeera's Stephanie Scawen reports from Kuala Lumpur.


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