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Yersinia pestis

Valeria Fabre, M.D., John G. Bartlett, M.D.
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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Aerobic, Gram-negative bipolar rod ("safety pin" appearance upon staining, Giemsa preferred, [Fig]). Member of the Enterobacteriaceae family.
  • Agent of plague. Must warn lab of suspicion.
  • Grows on standard media.
  • Culture at 28° and 35°C.
  • May take up to 6 days to identify.

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Last updated: February 5, 2019

Citation

Fabre, Valeria, and John G Bartlett. "Yersinia Pestis." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2019. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540436/all/Yersinia_pestis.
Fabre V, Bartlett JG. Yersinia pestis. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540436/all/Yersinia_pestis. Accessed May 26, 2019.
Fabre, V., & Bartlett, J. G. (2019). Yersinia pestis. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540436/all/Yersinia_pestis
Fabre V, Bartlett JG. Yersinia Pestis [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. [cited 2019 May 26]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540436/all/Yersinia_pestis.
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