ID#: 23287
This enlargement depicted a right lateral view of a plague infected, Thrassis bacci subsp. johnsoni flea. The legs had fractured from this specimen. The T. bacci subsp. johnsoni flea, is a known vector for the plague bacterium, Yersinia pestis. Note the multiple bacterial masses forming inside this infected flea's stomach.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (18.34 MB)
Content Provider(s): CDC/ Maraget A. Parsons
Creation Date: 1965
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.