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Bubonic Plague Pictures: Weasel

Photos of Bubonic Plague Infections and Transmission

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Updated February 13, 2009

Weasel

A weasel can have fleas that carry bubonic plague bacteria.

Photo courtesy of the CDC
The long-tailed weasel, Mustela frenata, here seen in its winter coat, is a carrier of fleas that have Yersinia pestis, the bubonic plague bacterium. This animal was found during a 1975 plague and Colorado tick fever study.

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