Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 18th, 2006
"Plague is caused by Yersinia pestis, which evolved from the enteric pathogen Y. pseudotuberculosis, which normally causes a chronic and relatively mild disease. Y. pestis is not only able to parasitize the flea but also highly virulent to rodents and humans, causing epidemics of a systemic and often fatal disease," scientists in People's Republic of China report.
According to the authors, "Y. pestis could be used as a bioweapon and for bioterrorism. It uses a number of strategies that allow the pathogen to change its lifestyle...
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