Picture of a Female Xenopsylla Cheopis Flea (oriental rat flea) #5114


#5114 Picture of a Female Xenopsylla Cheopis Flea (oriental rat flea) by JVPD
This is an enlargement of a female Xenopsylla cheopis flea, also known as the “oriental rat flea”.X. cheopis is responsible for transmitting the bacterium Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague. The World Health Organization reports 1,000 to 3,000 cases of plague every year, globally.

This image was created in 1975 and provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/World Health Organization.

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