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Volume 16, Number 5—May 2010

Letter

Body Lice, Yersinia pestis Orientalis, and Black Death

Saravanan Ayyadurai, Florent Sebbane, Didier Raoult, and Michel DrancourtComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France (S. Ayyadurai, D. Raoult, M. Drancourt); Inserm 1019, Lille, France (F. Sebbane)

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Immunofluorescent detection (polyclonal antibody, original magnification ×100) of Yersinia pestis in the feces of body lice during cycles 1 and 2. A) Biotype Antiqua–infected lice feces during cycle 1. B) Biotype Antiqua–infected lice feces during cycle 2. C) Biotype Medievalis–infected lice feces during cycle 1. D) Biotype Medievalis–infected lice feces during cycle 2. E) Biotype Orientalis–infected lice feces during cycle 1. F) Biotype Orientalis–infected lice feces during cycle 2. G) Control

Appendix Figure. Immunofluorescent detection (polyclonal antibody, original magnification ×100) of Yersinia pestis in the feces of body lice during cycles 1 and 2. A) Biotype Antiqua–infected lice feces during cycle 1. B) Biotype Antiqua–infected lice feces during cycle 2. C) Biotype Medievalis–infected lice feces during cycle 1. D) Biotype Medievalis–infected lice feces during cycle 2. E) Biotype Orientalis–infected lice feces during cycle 1. F) Biotype Orientalis–infected lice feces during cycle 2. G) Control lice feces during cycle 1. H) Control lice feces during cycle 2.

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