Susceptibility to Yersinia pestis Experimental Infection in Wild Rattus rattus, Reservoir of Plague in Madagascar

@article{Tollenaere2010SusceptibilityTY,
  title={Susceptibility to Yersinia pestis Experimental Infection in Wild Rattus rattus, Reservoir of Plague in Madagascar},
  author={Charlotte Tollenaere and Lila Rahalison and Michel A. Ranjalahy and J.-M. Duplantier and Soanandrasana Rahelinirina and Sandra Telfer and Carine Brouat},
  journal={EcoHealth},
  year={2010},
  volume={7},
  pages={242-247}
}
In Madagascar, the black rat, Rattus rattus, is the main reservoir of plague (Yersinia pestis infection), a disease still responsible for hundreds of cases each year in this country. This study used experimental plague challenge to assess susceptibility in wild-caught rats to better understand how R. rattus can act as a plague reservoir. An important… CONTINUE READING