Bubonic Plague Pictures: Weasel
Photos of Bubonic Plague Infections and Transmission
By Mary Kugler, R.N.
Updated February 13, 2009
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.