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Volume 20, Number 7—July 2014

CME ACTIVITY

Epidemiology of Influenza Virus Types and Subtypes in South Africa, 2009–20121

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 providership 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 1.0 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 75% minimum passing score and complete the evaluation at http://www.medscape.org/journal/eid; (4) view/print certificate.

Release date: June 16, 2014; Expiration date: June 16, 2015

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe differences in characteristics of patients hospitalized with severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) in South Africa by infection with different influenza types and subtypes, based on a surveillance study

2. Compare characteristics of patients hospitalized with SARI in South Africa by infection with different influenza types and subtypes during the first and second influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 waves

3. Compare case fatality and severity rates among infections with different types and subtypes and between the first and second influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 waves.

CME Editor

P. Lynne Stockton, VMD, MS, ELS(D), Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: P. Lynne Stockton, VMD, MS, ELS(D), 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: Adam L. Cohen, MD, MPH; Orienka Hellferscee, MSc; Marthi Pretorius, MSc; Florette Treurnicht, PhD; Sibongile Walaza, MBBCh, MSc; Michelle Groome, MD, MSc; Ebrahim Variava, MD; Kathleen Kahn, MBBCh, MPH, PhD; Nicole Wolter, PhD; Stefano Tempia, DVM, MSc, PhD; Marietjie Venter, PhD; and Cheryl Cohen, MBBCh, FCPathSA(Micro), MSc, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Shabir Madhi, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: served as an advisor or consultant for GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Merck, Novartis; served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Sanofi Pasteur; received grants for clinical research from GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis. Halima Dawood, MBBCh, MSc, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for MSD, Novartis; owns stock, stock options, or bonds from Netcare Holdings; received a travel grant from Novartis. Anne von Gottberg, MBBCh, FCPathSA(Micro), PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: served as an advisor or consultant for Pfizer, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline; served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for Pfizer, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline; received grants for clinical research from Pfizer.

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