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Volume 14, Number 8—August 2008

CME ACTIVITY - Research

Systematic Literature Review of Role of Noroviruses in Sporadic Gastroenteritis

Medscape, LLC is pleased to provide online continuing medical education (CME) for this journal article, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn CME credit. Medscape, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME for physicians. Medscape, LLC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other clinicians completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To participate in this journal CME activity: (1) review the learning objectives and author disclosures; (2) study the education content; (3) take the post-test and/or complete the evaluation at http://www.medscape.com/cme/eid; (4) view/print certificate.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the frequency of norovirus (NoV) infection worldwide.
  • Describe the prevalence of NoV infection among mild-to-moderate community-acquired diarrhea cases.
  • Describe the morbidity associated with severe diarrhea due to NoV infection.
  • Identify the most common virulent strains of NoV.
  • Describe the morbidity and mortality attributed to NoV infection worldwide.

Editor

Anne Mather, Technical Writer-Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Anne Mather has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author

Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd, Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, University of California, Orange; Director, Division of Faculty Development, UCI Medical Center, Orange, California. Disclosure: Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Authors

Disclosures: Manish M. Patel, MD; Marc-Alain Widdowson, VetMB, MSc; Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD; Kenichiro Akazawa; Jan Vinjé, PhD; and Umesh D. Parashar, MBBS, MPH, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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