Published in Vector and Zoonosis Week, December 9th, 2002
The good news: Doctors say the system worked.
Hospital staff and health officials applied lessons from last year's anthrax attacks to diagnose and treat the two patients quickly - and to prevent unnecessary public fear over the obscure disease.
The bubonic plague cases, diagnosed in a New Mexico couple who showed up at Beth Israel Medical Center on November 5, 2002, were the first in New York City in at least a century.
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