pestis


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Noun1.pestis - a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animalpestis - a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
epidemic disease - any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
bubonic plague, glandular plague, pestis bubonica - the most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; does not spread from person to person
plague pneumonia, pneumonic plague, pulmonic plague - a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever
septicemic plague - an especially dangerous and generally fatal form of the plague in which infecting organisms invade the bloodstream; does not spread from person to person
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It will leverage Enesi's ImplaVax needle-free technology and a proprietary vaccine against the bacteria causing plague (Yersinia pestis) developed by Oxford Vaccine Group, based on a ChAdOx adenovirus vector.
Plague is rare in dogs, even in areas to which Yersinia pestis is endemic (1,2).
Due to the patient's recent trip to a plague-infested area, our suspicion for Yersinia pestis infection was high.
Between its first devastating outbreak in the 14th century, and finally fading away by the 1800s, the plague caused by the Yersinia pestis bacterium sent millions of Europeans to early graves.
It has long been thought that the plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which lasted in Europe until the early 19th century, was spread by rats.
Researchers are saying they analyzed the genomes of the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which causes the plague, from samples that lived between 3,700 and 4,800 years ago.
It's the plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, agent of the notorious bubonic plague.
The plague, which is caused by Yersinia pestis, is essentially a rodent-flea-transmitted disease that affects man and other mammalian species.
The most devastating enemy the Romans ever faced was Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes bubonic plague and that has been the agent of three historic pandemics, including the medieval Black Death.
Vets have diagnosed five-month-old boxer Lily with yersinia pestis, the bacterium behind the Black Death epidemic which killed up to 200million people in the 14th century.
Blood specimens or lymph node aspirates from six (29%) patients tested positive for Yersinia pestis by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
The plague bacterium Yersinia pestis may have lurked in a medieval European reservoir for at least 300 years, researchers from Germany suggest January 13 in PLOSONE.