Living reference work entry
Disease (French: peste) which occurs due to infection with the bacterium Yersinia (Pasteurella) pestis that is transmitted by fleas (e.g., Xenopsylla cheopis) and was discovered in 1894 separately in Hong Kong by Yersin and Kitasato.
KeywordsBubonic Plague Bacterium Yersinia
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- Bible DJ, Chen TH (1976) Diagnosis of the plague: an analysis of the Yersin-Kitasato controversy. Bacteriol Reviews 40:633–651Google Scholar
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