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Volume 17, Number 6—June 2011

CME ACTIVITY

Taenia solium Tapeworm Infection, Oregon, 2006–2009

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Taenia solium Tapeworm Infection, Oregon, 2006–2009

Medscape CME Questions

1. On the basis of the current population surveillance study by Dr. O'Neal and colleagues, which of the following statements about the epidemiology of cysticercosis in Oregon is most likely correct?

A. Cysticercosis is not a significant clinical or public health disease in Oregon

B. Among Hispanics, the annual incidence of cysticercosis is at least 5.8/100,000 population

C. The current incidence of cysticercosis among Hispanics has not changed since the prior estimate for Oregon

D. The observed incidence in this study likely overestimates the true incidence of NCC in Oregon

2. You are a public health official in Oregon planning for needed services related to cysticercosis and NCC. On the basis of O'Neal and colleagues' study, which of the following statements about morbidity and mortality is most likely correct and therefore likely to be a factor during planning?

A. The mortality rate in this study was 10%

B. Hospitalization at time of diagnosis was rare

C. There were no hospitalizations requiring intensive care

D. Surgical complications, shunt failure, and adverse events from prolonged steroid use were noted

3. As the public health official described in question 2, you are now considering appropriate goals of public health interventions for cysticercosis. Which of the following statements is most likely correct on the basis of the current study?

A. Improved selection criteria for household investigations may increase the likelihood of detecting current taeniasis infection

B. Public health intervention should focus on the health of workplace contacts

C. Affected families are already likely to understand how to prevent transmission

D. Clinicians already have a high index of suspicion for this disease

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