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Volume 19, Number 2—February 2013

CME ACTIVITY

Laboratory-based Surveillance for Hepatitis E Virus Infection, United States, 2005–2012

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 http://www.medscape.org/journal/eid; (4) view/print certificate.

Release date: Release date: January 23, 2013; Expiration date: January 23, 2014

Learning Objectives

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

• Describe the percentage of hepatitis E among US patients with hepatitis who were seronegative for acute hepatitis A and B, including those who had and those who had not traveled abroad

• Compare characteristics of nontravelers vs travelers with hepatitis E

• Describe HEV genotypes among nontravelers vs travelers with hepatitis E.

CME Editor

Shannon O’Connor, ELS, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Shannon O’Connor 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: Jan Drobeniuc; Tracy Greene-Montfort; Le Ngoc-Thao; Tonya R. Mixson-Hayden; Lilia Ganova-Raeva; Chen Dong; Ryan T. Novak; Umid M. Sharapov; Rania A. Tohme; Eyasu Teshale; Saleem Kamili; and Chong-Gee Teo have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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