This web-based module is
designed to teach you about the natural epidemiology of plague
and how to manage it as both a natural disease and an intentional
attack. The content is presented to you, the participant, in a
series of 8 lessons to be completed in the order that they appear.
Please select the lesson you wish to complete from the navigation
bar on the left. Next, proceed through the lesson using the navigation
arrows at the lower right. At the end of this training module,
you may click on the Agent Modules Home link to review other agents.
At the end of this module, you should be able to:
- Identify where plague occurs naturally in order to recognize
- Identify patient symptoms that will lead to a diagnosis of
bubonic, pneumonic, or septicemic plague.
- Describe how to rule out other diseases when diagnosing plague.
- Identify the appropriate specimens to obtain in order to diagnose
- Describe the medical management of confirmed plague cases.
- Describe the public health response needed for naturally occurring
versus bioterrorist plague.
- Describe the diagnosis of plague in animals.