ID#: 22258
This image depicted a magnified, left lateral view, of a female Oriental rat flea, Xenopsylla cheopis, a well-known bubonic plague vector. This specimen was harvested from the hide of a Malaysian house rat, Rattus rattus diardii, which had been located in a rural village, in the Boyolali Regency District, of the Central Java Province of Indonesia, in March 1968. The collector, by the name of Ogden, was on staff at the U.S. Army-SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization) Laboratory, APO (Army Post Office) S.F. (San Francisco), 96346.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Ken Gage
Creation Date: 2017
Photo Credit: James Gathany
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