1) You work in a hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
A 4-year-old patient is brought in. His parents report acute onset
fever, malaise, and body aches for the past 2 days. He has had
an extremely tender lymph node under the arm that has swollen
to 2 inches in diameter. The patient is exhibiting some neurologic
symptoms as well.
You suspect this is a naturally occurring case of plague meningitis.
What should you do first?