Commercially available hand-held immunoassays (HHAs) for the detection of Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis
(the causative agents of anthrax and plague, respectively) were compared for sensitivity, specificity, repeatability, robustness, and stability.
8 above) that pestis
is often confused with pristis/pistris and piscis.
was lethal with all untreated mice succumbing to a systemic infection by day 3 post-exposure.
As for the next steps, researchers want to see how 6 if at all 6 the Yersinia pestis
DNA can be linked to another strain of the bacteria recovered from a 14th century plague pit previously discovered in a different area of London.
"survived in Eurasia for a lot longer than previously expected," says evolutionary geneticist Hendrik Poinar of McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.
also caused the second pandemic of the 14th-17th centuries including the Black Death, the infamous epidemic that ravaged Europe from 1346-1351.
to survive for extended periods without destroying its own food source.
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have begun studying Yersinia pestis
, commonly known as the plague, and its complement of proteins in an effort to develop ways of treating and protecting against bioterrorism agents.
have begun studying a pathogen called Yersinia pestis
, commonly known as the plague, and its complement of proteins in an attempt to find ways to treat and protect against bio- terror agents.
Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis
can kill within a matter of days if not treated with antibiotics.
bacteria Yersinia Plague can also be pestis
, commonly spread by airborne found in rodents.
(plague), making the bacteria susceptible to existing fluoroquinolones and potentially to other classes of antibacterial drugs.