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.