Plague Outbreak in Libya, 2009, Unrelated to Plague in Algeria

  title={Plague Outbreak in Libya, 2009, Unrelated to Plague in Algeria},
  author={Nicolas Cabanel and Alexandre Leclercq and Viviane Chenal-Francisque and Badereddin Bashir Annajar and Minoarisoa Rajerison and Souad Na{\"i}ma Bekkhoucha and Eric Bertherat and Elisabeth Carniel},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
After 25 years of no cases of plague, this disease recurred near Tobruk, Libya, in 2009. An epidemiologic investigation identified 5 confirmed cases. We determined ribotypes, Not1 restriction profiles, and IS100 and IS1541 hybridization patterns of strains isolated during this outbreak. We also analyzed strains isolated during the 2003 plague epidemic in Algeria to determine whether there were epidemiologic links between the 2 events. Our results demonstrate unambiguously that neighboring but… CONTINUE READING
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