, 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


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.


Bacillus Chronic Infection Plague Experimental Inoculation Laboratory Rodent 
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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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