Temporal dynamics of early-phase transmission of Yersinia pestis by unblocked fleas: secondary infectious feeds prolong efficient transmission by Oropsylla montana (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae).

@article{Eisen2007TemporalDO,
  title={Temporal dynamics of early-phase transmission of Yersinia pestis by unblocked fleas: secondary infectious feeds prolong efficient transmission by Oropsylla montana (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae).},
  author={Rebecca J. Eisen and Jennifer L. Lowell and John A. Montenieri and Scott W. Bearden and Kenneth S. Gage},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={
          672-7
        }
}
Plague, a flea-borne zoonotic disease, is characterized by rapidly spreading epizootics. Rate of infectious spread is thought to be related to daily biting rate of the vector, the extrinsic incubation period, vector efficiency, and the duration of infectivity. A recent study of Oropsylla montana (Baker) (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae), the primary vector of Yersinia pestis (Yersin) to humans in North America, revealed that this flea feeds readily on a daily basis, has a very short extrinsic… CONTINUE READING
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