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Volume 18, Number 10—October 2012

CME ACTIVITY

Epidemiology of Foodborne Norovirus Outbreaks, United States, 2001–2008

MEDSCAPE CME

Medscape, LLC is pleased to provide online continuing medical education (CME) for this journal article, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn CME credit.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Medscape, LLC and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Medscape, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medscape, LLC designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the 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 with a 70% minimum passing score and complete the evaluation at www.medscape.org/journal/eid; (4) view/print certificate.

Release date: September 17, 2012; Expiration date: September 17, 2013

Learning Objectives

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

• Describe general characteristics and outcomes of US norovirus outbreaks, based on an analysis of data reported during 2001-2008 to the CDC Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System

• Describe sources of US norovirus outbreaks, based on an analysis of data reported during 2001-2008 to the CDC Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System

• Describe recommended interventions to reduce the frequency and effects of foodborne norovirus outbreaks, based on an analysis of data reported during 2001-2008 to the CDC Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System

CME Editor

Carol E. Snarey, MA, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Carol E. Snarey, MA, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author

Laurie Barclay, MD, freelance writer and reviewer, Medscape, LLC. Disclosure: Laurie Barclay, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Authors

Disclosures: Aron J. Hall, DVM, MSPH; Valerie G. Eisenbart, DVM; Amy Lehman Etingüe, DVM; L. Hannah Gould, PhD; Ben A. Lopman, PhD; and Umesh D. Parashar, MBBS, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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