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Plague  Lesson 3
 Differential Diagnosis

Introduction and Objectives

This lesson covers the differential diagnosis of plague so that you can differentiate the onset of plague symptoms from other similar diseases. At the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • List the diseases that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of plague.
  • Describe how to rule out other diseases when diagnosing plague.

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