Volume 20, Number 2—February 2014
Special Considerations for Prophylaxis for and Treatment of Anthrax in Pregnant and Postpartum Women
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Release date: January 15, 2014; Expiration date: January 15, 2015
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
• Describe the challenges in diagnosis and diagnostic testing of anthrax during pregnancy
• Distinguish the preferred prevention strategy for pregnant women exposed to Bacillus anthracis
• Assess other treatment courses for pregnant women exposed to anthrax
• Evaluate the treatment of active anthrax infection during pregnancy and lactation.
Shannon O’Connor, ELS, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Shannon O’Connor has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Charles P. Vega, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor; Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine. Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Disclosures: Dana Meaney-Delman, MD, MPH; Marianne E. Zotti, DrPH, MS; Andreea A. Creanga, MD, PhD; Lara K. Misegades, PhD; Etobssie Wako, MPH; Tracee Treadwell, RN, DVM, MPH; Nancy E. Messonnier, MD; and Denise Jamieson, MD, MPH, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.