Plague ‘resilient’ to antibiotics… Plague USA?


Plague ‘resilient’ to antibiotics…

Plague USA?



INFECTIOUS DISEASE ANALYST/PHYSICIAN: Dr. Dennis Deruelle (Durr-Rell), was an acting infectious disease fellow during his Chief Resident year at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dennis is a physician and National Medical Director of Acute Services for IPC Healthcare; he is Author Of Your Healthcare Playbook: Winning the Game of Modern Medicine.

Expert warns Black Death plague spreading across cities…

UPDATE: Plague patients ESCAPING hospital, refusing treatment…

“The plague death toll shows no sign of slowing as official figures reveal 165 have now lost their lives in Madagascar’s ‘worst outbreak in 50 years’.

Data shows a 15 per cent jump in fatalities over three days, with scientists concerned it has reached ‘crisis’ point and 10 countries now placed on high alert.

At least 2,034 people have been struck down by a more lethal form of the ‘medieval disease’ so far in the country off the coast of Africa, according to WHO statistics.

Some experts fear the disease could mutate and become untreatable during this year’s outbreak – which is expected to blight Madagascar until April.

Others worry the plague will go beyond mainland Africa and eventually reach the US, Europe and Britain, leaving millions more vulnerable due to how quick it can spread.

Experts warn the outbreak of plague in Madagascar this year is being fueled by a strain more lethal than the one which usually strikes the country.

Two thirds of cases have been caused by the airborne pneumonic plague, which can be spread through coughing, sneezing or spitting and kill within 24 hours.

It is strikingly different to the bubonic form, responsible for the ‘Black Death’ in the 14th century, which strikes the country each year and infects around 600 people.”




BIO: Dr. Dennis Deruelle is a physician and National Medical Director of Acute Services for IPC Healthcare/TeamHealth, one of the largest suppliers of healthcare professional staff and integrated care providers in the country. Dr. Deruelle helps hospitals and hospital systems across the country improve their quality, safety and efficiency. He is a national speaker and consultant with expertise in how the Affordable Care Act affects the new value-based world of healthcare.

Dr. Deruelle completed a fellowship in Hospitalist Medicine Leadership at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Deruelle was Chief Resident and did his internal medicine training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after earning his M.D. from Albany Medical College. An accomplished musician, Dr. Deruelle has performed at the National Aids Conference among other venues.


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