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Plague  Lesson 6
 Public Health Issues

Bioterrorism Containment Activities – Initial Stages

  • Beginning an environmental and animal response, including surveillance, epizootological investigations, and preventive and control actions related to plague in animals and their fleas.
  • Communicating within and between governmental agencies, healthcare providers, and the public.
  • Coordination of activities in collaboration with federal health authorities.
  • Active surveillance for cases at hospitals and other acute-care facilities.
  • Other forms of assisted surveillance through individual healthcare providers.
  • Clinicians could expect information requests from their state or local health department:
    • Number of patients who have plague.
    • Number of patients with plague ruleout.
    • Chart reviews for unrecognized illness.
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