Ancient Killer Bug Thrives in Shadow of Canary Wharf

Ancient Killer Bug Thrives in Shadow of Canary Wharf

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One hotspot is Tower Hamlets, a borough that draws together Canary Wharf, the home of some of Europe’s largest banks, seen here, and pockets of poverty that stretch along the Thames’ old docks east of the Tower of London and north past Whitechapel, where Jack the Ripper preyed on prostitutes in 1888.