RODENT RESERVOIRS & FLEA VECTORS OF NATURAL FOCI OF PLAGUE Dr

Plague is primarily a disease of rodents. The infection is maintained in natural foci of the disease in wild rodent colonies through transmission between rodents by their flea ectoparasites. For the most part, the sylvatic rodent reservoirs are species that are susceptible to the infection but resistant to the disease. While upwards of 200 species of… CONTINUE READING