From the recent lessons of the Malagasy foci towards a global understanding of the factors involved in plague reemergence.

@article{Duplantier2005FromTR,
  title={From the recent lessons of the Malagasy foci towards a global understanding of the factors involved in plague reemergence.},
  author={J. Duplantier and J. Duchemin and S. Chanteau and {\'E}. Carniel},
  journal={Veterinary research},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={
          437-53
        }
}
Re-emergence of human cases of plague after decades of silence does not necessarily mean that plague foci are re-emerging. Most often, Yersinia pestis bacteria have been maintained and circulating at low levels in the rodent populations. It seems therefore more appropriate to speak in terms of expansion or regression phases for sylvatic rodent plague foci and to reserve the term re-emergence for human cases. From the analysis of well-documented human plague cases in Madagascar, we underline the… Expand
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