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NATURAL HISTORY OF PLAGUE : Perspectives from More than a Century of Research ∗

@inproceedings{Coyle2005NATURALHO,
  title={NATURAL HISTORY OF PLAGUE : Perspectives from More than a Century of Research ∗},
  author={David R Coyle and T. Evan Nebeker and Elwood R. Hart and William J. Mattson and K. M. Wu and Y. Y. Guo and Miguel A. S. Serrano},
  year={2005}
}
■ Abstract For more than a century, scientists have investigated the natural history of plague, a highly fatal disease caused by infection with the gram-negative bacterium Yersinia pestis. Among their most important discoveries were the zoonotic nature of the disease and that plague exists in natural cycles involving transmission between rodent hosts and flea vectors. Other significant findings include those on the evolution of Y. pestis; geographic variation among plague strains; the dynamics… Expand
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