Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP
Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Indiana University.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- Plague facts
- What is plague?
- What is the history of the plague?
- What causes plague?
- How is plague spread?
- What are plague symptoms and signs?
- How is plague diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for the plague? What is the prognosis of the plague?
- How can plague be prevented?
- Is there a vaccine against plague?
- What research is being done on plague?
- Where can more information be found on plague?
Where can more information be found on plague?
"CDC Plague Home Page," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"Laboratory Test Criteria for Diagnosis of Plague," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Bos, K., J. Verena, V. Schuenemann, G. Golding, et al. "A Draft Genome of Yersinia pestis From Victims of the Black Death." Nature 478 (2011): 506-510.
Bubeck, S., and P. Dube. "Yersinia pestis CO92ΔyopH Is a Potent Live, Attenuated Plague Vaccine." Clin Vaccine Immunol 14.9 (2007): 1235-1238.
Lin, J., L. Kummer, F. Szaba, and S. Smiley. "IL-17 Contributes to Cell-Mediated Defense Against Pulmonary Yersinia pestis Infection." J. Immunology 186 (2011): 1675-1684.
United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Notes From the Field: Two Cases of Human Plague -- Oregon, 2010." MMRW 60.07: 214.
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