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Case Definition and Report Forms

Note: Surveillance case definitions establish uniform criteria for disease reporting and should not be used as the sole criteria for establishing clinical diagnoses, determining the standard of care necessary for a particular patient, setting guidelines for quality assurance, or providing standards for reimbursement.

Public Health Issues Training Module

The Plague Public Health Issues Training Module covers the following topics:

  • Case definitions for plague
  • Sentinel events that could indicate a bio-terrorist attack using plague
  • The public health response necessary for natural plague
  • The public health response necessary for a bioterrorist attack using plague
  • The management of contacts to plague cases
  • The prophylaxis of contacts to plague cases

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