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Plague  Lesson 2
 Clinical Presentation

Lesson Self-Assessment

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?

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