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Case Definitions

  • Suspect Case
    • Clinically compatible case.
      • Finding in clinical specimens of stained organisms that have features of Yersinia pestis.
  • Probable Case
    • Clinically compatible case
      • Presumptive laboratory results.
      • Positive DFA test.
      • PCR evidence of Yersinia Pestis.
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