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Plague (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Editor: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Demetres Velendzas, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Memorial Hospital, Eastern Connecticut Health Network.

Coauthor(s): Susan Dufel, FACEP, MD, Program Director, Associate Professor, Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Thomas W McGovern, MD, Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon, Fort Wayne Dermatology, PC.

Editors: Suzanne White, MD, Medical Director, Regional Poison Control Center at Children's Hospital, Program Director of Medical Toxicology, Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Raymond J Roberge, MD, MPH, FAAEM, FACMT, Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Magee-Women's Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


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United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Plague." June 13, 2012. <>.

United States. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "Plague Vaccine Efficacy: Development of New Assays to Better Assess Vaccine Efficacy." June 18, 2009.<>.

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