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Plague  Lesson 8
 Self Assessment

Clinicians and Public Health Professionals

2) Your patient is deteriorating rapidly. You have looked at the chest x-ray and observe no widening of the mediastinum. According to the latest public health agency statistics, there is no influenza in your community.

You suspect plague. What specimens will you collect for the laboratory workup?


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