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PHIL Image 2025
 
ID#:2025
Description:Xenopsylla cheopis, Oriental rat flea, with a proventricular plague mass.

During feeding, the flea draws viable Y. pestis organisms into its esophagus, which multiply and block the proventriculus just in front of the stomach, later forcing the flea to regurgitate infected blood unto the host when it tries to swallow.

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Content Providers(s):CDC
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  • CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases; Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases; Plague Home Page
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    MeSH
    tree picture Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
    tree picture tree picture Equipment and Supplies
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Diagnostic Equipment
    tree picture Diseases
    tree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Enterobacteriaceae Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Yersinia Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Plague
    tree picture Organisms
    tree picture tree picture Animals
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Invertebrates
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Arthropods
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Insects
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Diptera
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Fleas
    Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.
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