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EEDA Textbook References: Plague

Acha PN, Szyfres B [Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)]. Zoonoses and communicable diseases common to man and animals. Volume 1. Bacterioses and mycoses. 3rd ed. Washington DC: PAHO; 2003. Scientific and Technical Publication No. 580. Plague; 207-218.

Ayyadurai S, Houhamdi L, Lepidi H, Nappez C, Raoult D, Drancourt M. Long-term persistence of virulent Yersinia pestis in soil. Microbiology. 2008;154(Pt 9):2865-71.

Beers MH, Berkow R, editors. The Merck Manual [online]. 17th ed. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck and Co.; 1999. Bacterial infections caused by Gram–negative bacilli. Enterobacteriaceae. Available at:* Accessed 8 Nov 2002.

Biberstein EL, Holzworth J. Bacterial diseases. Plague. In: Holzworth J, editor. Diseases of the cat.Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders; 1987. p. 294, 660.

Bin Saeed AA, Al-Hamdan NA, Fontaine RE. Plague from eating raw camel liver. Emerg Infect Dis. 2005;11(9):1456-7.

Butler T. Yersiniosis and plague. In: Palmer SR, Soulsby EJL, Simpson DIH, editors. Zoonoses. New York: Oxford University Press; 1998. p. 281–293.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Plague [Web site]. CDC; 2006 Jun. Available att: Accessed 6 Oct 2009.

Collins FM. Pasteurella, Yersinia, and Francisella. In: Baron S., editor. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1996. Available at: Accessed 20 Nov 2002.

Drancourt M, Houhamdi L, Raoult D. Yersinia pestis as a telluric, human ectoparasite-borne organism. Lancet Infect Dis. 2006;6(4):234-41.

Edmunds DR, Williams ES, O'Toole D, Mills KW, Boerger-Fields AM, Jaeger PT, Bildfell RJ, Dearing P, Cornish TE. Ocular plague (Yersinia pestis) in mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) from Wyoming and Oregon. J Wildl Dis. 2008;44(4):983-7.

Eisen RJ, Gage KL. Adaptive strategies of Yersinia pestis to persist during inter-epizootic and epizootic periods. Vet Res. 2009;40(2):1.

Eisen RJ, Petersen JM, Higgins CL, Wong D, Levy CE, Mead PS, Schriefer ME, Griffith KS, Gage KL, Beard CB. Persistence of Yersinia pestis in soil under natural conditions. Emerg Infect Dis. 2008;14(6):941-3.

Gage KL, Kosoy MY. Natural history of plague: perspectives from more than a century of research. Annu Rev Entomol. 2005;50:505-28.

Galimand M, Carniel E, Courvalin P. Resistance of Yersinia pestis to antimicrobial agents. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2006;50(10):3233-6.

Gould LH, Pape J, Ettestad P, Griffith KS, Mead PS. Dog-associated risk factors for human plague. Zoonoses Public Health. 2008;55(8-10):448-54.

Houhamdi L, Lepidi H, Drancourt M, Raoult D. Experimental model to evaluate the human body louse as a vector of plague.J Infect Dis. 2006;194(11):1589-96.

Kahn CM, Line S, editors. The Merck veterinary manual [online]. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck and Co; 2006. Plague. Available at: Accessed 4 Oct 2009.

Kool JL.Risk of person-to-person transmission of pneumonic plague. Clin Infect Dis. 2005;40(8):1166-72.

Kortepeter M, Christopher G, Cieslak T, Culpepper R, Darling R, Pavlin J, Rowe J, McKee K, Eitzen E, editors. Medical management of biological casualties handbook [online]. 4th ed. United States Department of Defense; 2001. Plague.Available at:* Accessed 19 Nov 2002.

Macy DW. Plague. In: Greene CE, editor. Infectious diseases of the dog and cat. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 1998. p. 295–300.

Macy DW. Plague. In: Kirk RW, Bonagura JD.  Current veterinary therapy X. Small animal practice.Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1989.  p. 1088–91.

Orloski KA, Lathrop SL. Plague: a veterinary perspective. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2003;222(4):444-8.

Prentice MB, Rahalison L. Plague. Lancet. 2007;369(9568):1196-207.

Public Health Agency of Canada. Material Safety Data Sheet –Yersinia pestis.  Office of Laboratory Security; 2001 Mar. Available at: Accessed 4 Oct 2009.

Ratsitorahina M, Rabarijaona L, Chanteau S, Boisier P. Seroepidemiology of human plague in the Madagascar highlands. Trop Med Int Health. 2000;5(2):94-8.

Salkeld DJ, Stapp P. Seroprevalence rates and transmission of plague (Yersinia pestis) in mammalian carnivores. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2006;6(3):231-9.

Stenseth NC, Atshabar BB, Begon M, Belmain SR, Bertherat E, Carniel E, Gage KL, Leirs H, Rahalison L. Plague: past, present, and future. PLoS Med. 2008;5(1):e3.

United States Geological Survey (USGS). National Wildlife Health Center. Sylvatic plague immunization in black-footed ferrets and prairie dogs. USGS; 2008 Oct. Available at: .  Accessed 7 Oct 2009.

Williams ES, Thorne ET, Quan TJ, Anderson SL. Experimental infection of domestic ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) and Siberian polecats (Mustela eversmanni) with Yersinia pestis. J Wildl Dis. 1991;27(3):441-5.

Wong D, Wild MA, Walburger MA, Higgins CL, Callahan M, Czarnecki LA, Lawaczeck EW, Levy CE, Patterson JG, Sunenshine R, Adem P, Paddock CD, Zaki SR, Petersen JM, Schriefer ME, Eisen RJ, Gage KL, Griffith KS, Weber IB, Spraker TR, Mead PS. Primary pneumonic plague contracted from a mountain lion carcass. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;49(3):e33-8.

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