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Plague: Past, Present, and Future.

Stenseth, Nils Christian, Bakyt B. Atshabar, Mike Begon, Steven R. Belmain, Eric Bertherat, Elisabeth Carniel, Kenneth L. Gage, Herwig Leirs, and Lila Rahalison. "Plague: Past, Present, and Future." PLOS Medicine (January 15, 2008): n. pag. Journals.plos.org. PLOS. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

In this sentence in lines 7-9,

"Plague is endemic in a variety of wildlife rodent species worldwide in a wide range of natural habitats, with commensal rats only sometimes playing a role as “liaison” hosts, carrying plague between the sylvatic reservoir and people,"

what is the meaning of the word sylvatic?

A

Silvery.

B

Aquatic.

C

Woodsy.

D

Artificial.