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Plague From Eating Raw Camel Liver

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Plague From Eating Raw Camel Liver

Abdulaziz A Bin Saeed et al. Emerg Infect Dis.


We investigated a cluster of 5 plague cases; the patients included 4 with severe pharyngitis and submandibular lymphadenitis. These 4 case-patients had eaten raw camel liver. Yersinia pestis was isolated from bone marrow of the camel and from jirds (Meriones libycus) and fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis) captured at the camel corral.

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