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Bubonic Plague Pictures: Dog Blood Test

Photos of Bubonic Plague Infections and Transmission

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Updated February 13, 2009

Taking a blood sample from a dog

Taking a blood sample from a dog to test for bubonic plague infection

Photo courtesy of the CDC
A positive blood test from a dog usually means that it has eaten a bubonic plague-infected rodent. Dogs can also become infected through being bitten by a flea carrying the plague bacteria.

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