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Volume 15, Number 6—June 2009

CME ACTIVITY - Perspective

Past, Present, and Possible Future Human Infection with Influenza Virus A Subtype H7

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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 Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Medscape, LLC 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 transmission mechanism and attack rate for the H7 strain of influenza virus in humans

• Describe clinical manifestations of H7 virus infection in humans

• Identify reasons for increased prevalence of human infection with the H7 virus in future

• Describe differences in clinical presentation of infection with H5N1 and H7 viruses

• Identify the best strategy for protection against avian virus infection for humans


Carol Snarey, Copyeditor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Carol Snarey has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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: Jessica A. Belser, PhD; Carolyn B. Bridges, MD; Jacqueline M. Katz, PhD; and Terrence M. Tumpey, PhD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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