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Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

CME ACTIVITY - Research

Declining Guillain-Barré Syndrome after Campylobacteriosis Control, New Zealand, 1988–2010

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Article Title: Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Campylobacteriosis

CME Questions

1. Which of the following infections is most common prior to the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)?

A. Listeria monocytogenes

B. Campylobacter jejuni

C. Neisseria meningitidis

D. Neisseria gonorrhoeae

2. Which of the following statements best describes the temporal relationship between campylobacteriosis and GBS in the current study?

A. Most patients had concurrent campylobacteriosis and GBS

B. GBS followed infection with C. jejuni by an average of 2 months

C. GBS followed infection with C. jejuni by an average of 6 months

D. There was no temporal relationship between campylobacteriosis and GBS

3. Which of the following age groups in the current study featured the strongest association between campylobacteriosis and GBS?

A. <5 years old

B. 5–9 years old

C. 10–19 years old

D. 60–69 years old

4. How did new food safety measures affect risks for campylobacteriosis and GBS in the current study?

A. Food safety measures failed to significantly alter the prevalence of campylobacteriosis or GBS

B. Food safety measures reduced the prevalence of campylobacteriosis only

C. Food safety measures reduced the prevalence of GBS only

D. Food safety measures reduced the prevalence of both campylobacteriosis and GBS

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