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Volume 15, Number 11—November 2009


Multicenter GeoSentinel Analysis of Rickettsial Diseases in International Travelers, 1996–2008

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MedscapeCME 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 MedscapeCME and Emerging Infectious Diseases. MedscapeCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MedscapeCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim 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 and/or complete the evaluation at; (4) view/print certificate.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the most common rickettsial diseases in returning international travelers between 1996 and 2008.
  • Identify risk factors associated with higher likelihood of rickettsial disease among returning international travelers.
  • Describe the most common treatment for rickettsial diseases.

CME Editor

Nancy Farm Männikkö, PhD, Technical Writer-Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Nancy Farm Männikkö, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author

Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd, Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, University of California, Orange; Director, Division of Faculty Development, UCI Medical Center, Orange, California. Disclosure: Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Mogens Jensenius, MD, PhD; Xiaohong Davis, PhD; Frank von Sonnenburg, MD; Eli Schwartz, MD; Jay S. Keystone, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Karin Leder, FRACP,; Rogelio Lopéz-Véléz, MD, PhD; Jakob P. Cramer, MD; Lin Chen, MD; and Philippe Parola, MD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Eric Caumes, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: served an as advisor or consultant for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for Wyeth France.


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