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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

CME ACTIVITY - Research

Risk Factors for Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Seroconversion among Adults, Singapore, 2009

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Risk Factors for Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Seroconversion among Adults, Singapore, 2009

Medscape CME Questions

1. You are a member of a public health task force with the assignment to reduce the impact of influenza on your community. The task force director asks you to investigate risk factors for infection with pandemic (H1N1) 2009.

Which of the following demographic variables was associated with a higher risk for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 seroconversion?

A. Age between 20 and 29 years

B. Age older than 60 years

C. Male sex

D. 3-room or smaller dwelling

2. Which of the following factors most likely reduced the risk for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 seroconversion?

A. Malay ethnicity

B. More international travel

C. Working outside of the home

D. Regular tea consumption

3. Which of the following public health interventions may be most effective in preventing the spread of pandemic (H1N1) 2009?

A. Limiting theater seating to every other seat

B. Closing restaurants

C. Improving air circulation on public transportation

D. Limiting seating at places of worship

4. Which of the following laboratory values was associated with a reduced rate of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 seroconversion?

A. High baseline antibody titers to pandemic (H1N1) 2009

B. Low baseline antibody titers to pandemic (H1N1) 2009

C. Normal serum glucose levels

D. High serum white blood cell counts

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