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Plague and Yersinia pestis

Benedictow, Ole J. 2004. The Black Death 1346-1353: The Complete History. Woodbridge: Boydell Press.

Chase, M. 2003. The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco. New York: Random House.

Dennis, DT, Gage KL, Gratz N, Poland JD, and Tikhomirov E. (Principal authors). Plague Manual. World Health Organization. Geneva, Switzerland. 172 pp., 1999.

Gross, L. How the plague bacillus and its transmission through fleas were discovered: reminiscences from my years at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1995 August 15; 92(17): 7609–7611.

Human plague--four states, 2006. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2006 Sep 1;55(34):940-3. 

Khan, IA. Plague: the dreadful visitation occupying the human mind for centuries. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2004 May;98(5):270-7.

Stenseth NC, Atshabar BB, Begon M, Belmain SR, Bertherat E, et al. Plague: Past, Present, and Future. PLoS Med. 2008 5(1): e3.

Rosen, William (2007), Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe. Viking Adult; pg 3; ISBN 978-0-670-03855-8.

Plague Ecology

Gage KL and Kosoy MY. The natural history of Plague: Perspectives from more than a century of research. Ann Rev Entomology. 50:505-528, 2005.(Pub Med / Abstract)

Eisen RJ, Enscore RE, Biggerstaff BJ, Reynolds PJ, Ettestad P, Brown T, Pape J, Tanda D, Levy CE, Engelthaler DM, Cheek J, Bueno Jr. R, Targhetta, Montenieri JA, Gage KL. Human plague in the southwestern United States, 1957-2004: Spatial models of elevated risk of human exposure to Yersinia pestis. J Med Entomol, 44:530-537, 2007.

Enscore, RE, Biggerstaff BJ, Brown TL, Fulgham RF, Reynolds PJ, Engelthaler DM, Levy CE, Parmenter RR, Montenieri JA, Cheek JE, Grinnell RK, Ettestad PJ, and Gage KL. Modeling relationships between climate and the frequency of human plague cases in the southwestern United States, 1960-1997. Am J Trop Med Hyg 66:186-196, 2002.

Plague Surveillance and Control

Gage KL. Plague Surveillance (Chapter 6). Plague Manual. Dennis, DT, Gage KL, Gratz N, Poland JD, and Tikhomirov E. (Principal authors). World Health Organization. Geneva, Switzerland. pp. 135-165, 1999a.

Gratz NG. Control of Plague Transmission (Chapter 5). Plague Manual. Dennis, OT, Gage KL, Gratz N, Poland JD, and Tikhomirov E. (Principal authors). World Health Organization. Geneva, Switzerland. pp. 97-134,1999a.

Transmission and Risk Management

Hinckley AF, Biggerstaff BJ, Griffith KS, Mead PS. Transmission dynamics of primary pneumonic plague in the USA Epidemiol Infect. 2011 Jul 7:1-7.

Inglesby TV, Henderson DA, O’Toole T, Dennis DT. Safety precautions to limit exposure from plague-infected patients. JAMA 284:1648-1649, 2000.

Koirala J. Plague: disease, management, and recognition of act of terrorism.External Web Site Icon Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2006 Jun;20(2):273-87, viii.

Kool J. Risk of Person-to-Person Transmission of Pneumonic Plague. Clin Inf Dis 2005; 40:1166–72.

Bioterrorism

Inglesby TV, Dennis DT, Henderson DA, Bartlett JG, Ascher MS, Eitzen E, Fine AD, Friedlander AM, Hauer J, Koerner JF, Layton M, McDade J, Osterholm MT, O’Toole T, Parker G, Perl TM, Russell PK, Schoch-Spana M, Tonat K. Plague as a biological weapon: medical and public health management. Working Group on Civilian Biodefense. JAMA 284:2281-2290, 2000.

 
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