Slightly off topic but anywho.
When I was about 10 I was bitten by a rat which was running up Vaughan Rd, no doubt from from one the sewers that gushed into the Mersey. It put me in the Victoria Hospital for 3 weeks with 4 shots a day in my arse. They couldn't put a name to what I'd been infected with.
Bubonic Plague, Sandshoes?
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.