ID#: 14555
Caption: This photomicrograph of a blood smear, revealed the presence of Gram-negative, Yersinia pestis plague bacteria. Note the characteristic bipolar, safety-pin-like appearance of the Y. pestis organisms. People usually develop plague after being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium, or by handling an infected animal.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Jack Poland
Creation Date: 1975
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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