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Yersinia pestis — Specimen Source

May be isolated from

  • Blood
  • Sputum (A patient presenting with pneumonia plague usually has bloody sputum.)
  • Bronchial washings
  • Spleen
  • Liver
  • Bubo aspirates

Note: These specimens present an exposure risk to the laboratorian.

yersinia bubo

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