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Volume 14, Number 9—September 2008

Perspective

Preventing and Controlling Emerging and Reemerging Transmissible Diseases in the Homeless

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 0.75 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 practices to reduce the burden of HIV and hepatitis infection among the homeless.

• Identify how to screen for tuberculosis and treat tuberculosis in homeless settings.

• Describe the problem of scabies and body louse infections among the homeless.

• Specify the burden of illness associated with Bartonella quintana among the homeless and how to treat this infection.

Editor

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

CME AUTHOR

Charles P. Vega, MD, Associate Professor; Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine. Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed that he has served as an advisor or consultant to Novartis, Inc.

AUTHORS

Disclosures: Sékéné Badiaga, MD; Didier Raoult, MD, PhD; and Philippe Brouqui, MD, PhD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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