Experientia

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 408–409 | Cite as

Chronic infections in laboratory rodents from inoculation of nonencapsulated plague bacilli (Yersinia pestis)

  • J. E. Williams
  • D. C. Cavanaugh
Short Communications Immunology

Summary

Infections with nonencapsulatedY. pestis persisted for 9 weeks in mice and 56 weeks in rats after experimental inoculation. Mice succumbed with bacteremia. Rats developed chronic lesions containing nonencapsulated plague bacilli.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Williams
    • 1
  • D. C. Cavanaugh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hazardous MicroorganismsWalter Reed Army Institute of ResearchWashington, DC(USA)

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