Temporal phylogeography of Yersinia pestis in Madagascar: Insights into the long-term maintenance of plague
OPEN PLoS neglected tropical diseases | 6 Sep 2017
AJ Vogler, V Andrianaivoarimanana, S Telfer, CM Hall, JW Sahl, CM Hepp, H Centner, G Andersen, DN Birdsell, L Rahalison, R Nottingham, P Keim, DM Wagner and M Rajerison
Yersinia pestis appears to be maintained in multiple, geographically separate, and phylogenetically distinct subpopulations within the highlands of Madagascar. However, the dynamics of these locally differentiated subpopulations through time are mostly unknown. To address that gap and further inform our understanding of plague epidemiology, we investigated the phylogeography of Y. pestis in Madagascar over an 18 year period.
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