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- Bhaduri, Saumya; Phillips, John G.
- Foodborne pathogens and disease 2013 v.10 no.5 pp. 467
- Yersinia pestis; bacterial contamination; food contamination; ground pork; microbial growth; population density; raw meat; refrigeration; storage temperature
- ... Yersinia pestis can cause oropharyngeal plague as a result of consumption or handling of meat from infected animals. Thus, food naturally or intentionally contaminated can have a role in the dissemination of oropharyngeal plague. The growth of a conditionally virulent pYV-bearing rifampicin-resistant Y. pestis KIM5 (rif-Y. pestis KIM5) in retail raw ground pork (RGP) was studied at temperatures ra ...