First Hours: Pneumonic Plague
COMMUNICATING IN THE FIRST HOURS
Pneumonic plague is a life-threatening infection of the lungs. It occurs when someone breathes in Yersinia pestis particles. Pneumonic plague is contagious, and an outbreak would be difficult to contain. It can be deadly if not treated quickly, preferably within 24 hours of the appearance of symptoms.
For plague, the resources are the following:
- Short and Extended Messages
- Radio Scripts
- Slates, B-Roll, and Sound Bites for Broadcast Media Use
- University Reports and Verification of Findings
- Creative Brief
For more about plague, see the CDC Plague Web Site .