Show: September 30, 2012:
- Why are baby boomers being urged to be tested for hepatitis C?
- Is birth control for men on the horizon?
- Why is the incidence of Chagas disease growing in the U.S?
- How is the Middle Ages plague treated today?
- What problems can men taking balding medications face?
- How can setting goals aid terminally ill patients?
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How is the Middle Ages plague treated today?
Interview: Anna Schotthoefer, Ph.D., Researcher at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in Wisconsin.
Though rare, the Bubonic plague/Black Death, commonly associated with millions of deaths during the Middle Ages, still exists in modern-day America, with about 11 cases reported each year since 1976. These cases are mostly concentrated in the Southwest where the habitat best supports it. Anna Schotthoefer, Ph.D., a researcher at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in Wisconsin, shares how we treat plague today and why it needs to be treated quickly.