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Description:A lab technician taking a photomicrograph during a plague study, 1965.
Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, is transmitted to humans by a rodent flea, Xenopsylla cheopis, or by handling infected animals. This technician is examining a flea under the microscope.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Margaret A. Parsons
Creation Date:1965
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Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD); Plague
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