ID#: 23288
This enlargement depicted a right lateral view of a Thrassis bacci subsp. johnsoni flea. The T. bacci subsp. johnsoni flea, is a known vector for the plague bacterium, Yersinia pestis. Infected with Y. pestis, note that the stomach, and proventriculus of this specimen, was totally filled with a dark, dense bacterial mass.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Margaret A. Parsons
Creation Date: 1965
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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