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Yersinia pestis — Additional stains

The Wayson and Wright-Giemsa stains are used to detect the safety pin appearance. These stains provide contrast staining so that bacteria, tissue, and blood cell components are easily seen.

 

Wayson stain from culture Wayson stain
Giemsa stain from blood smear Giemsa stain
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