Misidentification of Yersinia pestis by automated systems, resulting in delayed diagnoses of human plague infections - Oregon and New Mexico, 2010-2011

Mathieu Tourdjman, Mam Ibraheem, Meghan Brett, Emilio Debess, Barbara Progulske, Paul Ettestad, Teresa McGivern, Jeannine Petersen, Paul Mead

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Abstract

One human plague case was reported in Oregon in September 2010 and another in New Mexico in May 2011. Misidentification of Yersinia pestis by automated identification systems contributed to delayed diagnoses for both cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e58-e60
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume55
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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