ID#: 17765
This photograph was captured during the necropsy of a rock squirrel, Spermophilus variegatus. Exposure of the animal’s abdominal viscera, revealed the presence of a massive visceral hemorrhagic reaction, which was due to a Yersinia pestis infection, the bacteria responsible for causing plague.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ William Archibald, Fort Collins, CO
Creation Date: 1977
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.