This web-based module is designed to teach the natural epidemiology of plague and how to manage it as both a natural disease and an intentional attack. The content is presented in a series of eight lessons to be completed in the order that they appear. You will learn how to:

∑ Identify where plague occurs naturally in order to recognize possible bio-terrorism.

∑ Identify patient symptoms that will lead to a diagnosis of bubonic, pneumonic, or septicemic plague.

∑ Rule out other diseases when diagnosing plague.

∑ Identify the appropriate specimens to obtain in order to diagnose plague.

∑ 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.