Author(s): Bitam I, Baziz B, Rolain JM, Belkaid M, Raoult D
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Abstract After an outbreak of human plague, 95 Xenopsylla cheopis fleas from Algeria were tested for Yersinia pestis with PCR methods. Nine fleas were definitively confirmed to be infected with Y. pestis biovar orientalis. Our results demonstrate the persistence of a zoonotic focus of Y. pestis in Algeria.
This article was published in Emerg Infect Dis
and referenced in Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense