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Biological Agents: Plague


Approximately 9 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Biological Agents: Plague" is designed to give you a brief overview the Category A biological agent plague. This course covers the different types of plague with a focus on pneumonic plague. It covers pneumonic plague’s signs and symptoms, diagnosis, mortality rate and treatment.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology. Creation of the course was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
1. List the Category A biological agents and describe their epidemiology, associated illnesses, and treatments.
2. Knowledge of the pharmaceutics and pharmaceuticals used to combat CBRNE agents

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. List the three types of plague
2. List the preferred antibiotics for treatment of plague

Target Audiences:

Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Veterinarians, Emergency Medical Services personnel, Other Public Health personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.