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Plague  Lesson 8
 Self Assessment

Clinicians and Public Health Professionals

1) You are a physician in a hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. A 35-year-old, male patient with no underlying medical conditions has had fever, chills, malaise and myalgias for 3 days. Yesterday he developed a productive cough with watery mucoid sputum and some chest pain.

What kinds of signs, symptoms and clues would you review to help you rule out other diseases?

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