Discovery of the Organisms

  • Thomas Butler
Part of the Current Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)


The discovery of the plague bacillus is credited to Alexandre Yersin, who accomplished this feat at the age of 31 years in Hong Kong in June, 1894. A chronology of the important events in Yersin’s life is listed in Table 2.1.


Pasteur Institute Yersinia ENTEROCOLITICA Mekong Delta Yersinia Pestis Scientific Notebook 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Butler
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.International Center for Diarrhoeal ResearchDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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