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, 14 (7), 1119-22

Sudden Onset of Pseudotuberculosis in Humans, France, 2004-05


Sudden Onset of Pseudotuberculosis in Humans, France, 2004-05

Pascal Vincent et al. Emerg Infect Dis.


Cases of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection increased in France during the winter of 2004-05 in the absence of epidemiologic links between patients or strains. This increase represents transient amplification of a pathogen endemic to the area and may be related to increased prevalence of the pathogen in rodent reservoirs.


Figure 1
Figure 1
Map of France, showing spatial distribution of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infections during the winter of 2004–05. Black circles, patients' residences; open circles, cities with medical laboratories that stated that they had not isolated any Y. pseudotuberculosis from clinical specimens.
Figure 2
Figure 2
County distribution, France, of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis isolated from human blood and reported to the Yersinia National Reference Laboratory over the 16 years preceding the winter of 2004–05. The number of isolates is represented by proportionally sized circles arbitrarily located at the center of the counties.

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