Posted August 16, 2016
On August 8th, I had the opportunity to attend the 71st International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man, also known to attendees as INCDNCM. One talk that was particularly interesting was that of Dr. Kenneth Gage from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which was titled “The Changing Status of Plague in the Modern World”. This talk provided background into the history of plague outbreaks, and delved into the current status of plague and the risk factors surrounding the likelihood of a serious modern pandemic. This post will be a brief summary of the talk.