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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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  • CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases; Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases; Plague Home Page
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    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
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    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
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    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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