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Frequently asked questions about plague
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    April 4, 2005
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    What is plague? -- Why are we concerned about pneumonic plague as a bioweapon? -- Is pneumonic plague different from bubonic plague? -- What are the signs and symptoms of pneumonic plague? -- How do people become infected with pneumonic plague? -- Does plague occur naturally? -- Can a person exposed to pneumonic plague avoid becoming sick? -- How quickly would someone get sick if exposed to plague bacteria through the air? -- Can pneumonic plague be treated? -- Would enough medication be available in the event of a bioterrorism attack involving pneumonic plague? -- What should someone do if they suspect they or others have been exposed to plague? -- How can the general public reduce the risk of getting pneumonic plague from another person or giving it to someone else? -- How is plague diagnosed? -- How long can plague bacteria exist in the environment? -- Is a vaccine available to prevent pneumonic plague?

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