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- Tripp, Daniel W., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Ecohealth 2013 v.10 no.3 pp. 241-245
- Cynomys ludovicianus; Siphonaptera; Yersinia pestis; bacteria; burrows; plague; Colorado
- ... Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, triggers die-offs in colonies of black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus), but the time-frame of plague activity is not well understood. We document plague activity in fleas from prairie dogs and their burrows on three prairie dog colonies that suffered die-offs. We demonstrate that Y. pestis transmission occurs over periods from several mon ...