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Volume 20, Number 3—March 2014

CME ACTIVITY

Invasive Fungal Infections after Natural Disasters

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: February 13, 2014; Expiration date: February 13, 2015

Learning Objectives

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

• Analyze the risk for fungal infections after natural disasters, including coccidioidomycosis

• Distinguish features of water-related fungal infections after natural disasters

• Assess the prevalence and microbiological characteristics of soft tissue fungal infections after natural disasters

• Evaluate the health risks associated with exposure to mold after natural disasters.

CME Editor

Jean Michaels Jones, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Jean Michaels Jones has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author

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.

Authors

Disclosures: Kaitlin Benedict, MPH, and Benjamin J. Park, MD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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