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plague

(plāg),
1. Any disease of wide prevalence or of excessive mortality.
2. An acute infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and marked clinically by high fever, toxemia, prostration, a petechial eruption, lymph node enlargement, pneumonia, or hemorrhage from the mucous membranes; primarily a disease of rodents, transmitted to humans by fleas that have bitten infected animals. In humans the disease takes one of four clinical forms: bubonic plague, septicemic plague, pneumonic plague, or ambulant plague Synonym(s): pest, pestilence (1) , pestis
[G. plege, a stroke, a wound; L. plaga, a stroke, injury]

pestis

pestis

(pes'tis) [L.] Plague.

pestis ambulans

Ambulatory plague.

pestis fulminans

The most severe form of plague.

pestis

see plague.
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pestis was dependent on the particular strain being analyzed as well as the temperature at which the strain was grown.
com/news/science-environment-37287715) BBC News that the latest discovery of Yersinia pestis will help scientists link the outbreaks in the past up to more modern versions of the plague today.
pestis strains enabled the bacterium to spread via fleas and to elude hosts' immune systems (SN: 8/8/15, p.
pestis caused the so-called Justinianic Plague of the 6th-8th centuries AD.
pestis is disseminated by blocked fleas as they regurgitate overwhelming doses of organisms into the host which becomes septicemic and dies, forcing blocked starving fleas to seek the next available host.
pestis is exposed to the body temperature of a flea (77[degrees]F) and of a human (98.
Plague is a virulent zoonosis caused by the gram-negative bacillus Yersinia pestis (1,2).
The ancestor of the plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis causes mild stomach disease.
pestis as P luteola (1,2), the isolate was sent to the CDPHE laboratory for further testing.
pestis was also the cause of the plague in the Middle Ages," added Krause.
pestis ( the bacterium that causes plague) and other serious infections.
Yersinia pestis is a gram-negative, nonsporulating coccobacillus responsible for causing plague.