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This historic image, depicts a plague epidemiologist, in the process of examining a rodent that had been found deceased in its natural habitat. At this point in the analysis, the scientist was dissecting the animal, and had opened what appears to be the abdominal cavity in search of any pathologic changes, which could indicate the presence of the plague bacterium, Yersinia pestis.
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