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Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012


Enterovirus 71–associated Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, Southern Vietnam, 2011

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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.

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Release date: November 16, 2012; Expiration date: November 16, 2013

Learning Objectives

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

•     Distinguish the virus type associated with the outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in Vietnam in 2011

•     Analyze how to grade the clinical severity of HFMD

•     Evaluate the clinical presentation of HFMD in the current report

•     Assess the management of HFMD

CME Editor

Karen L. Foster, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Karen L. Foster 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.


Disclosures: Truong Huu Khanh, MD; Saraswathy Sabanathan, MD; Tran Tan Thanh, PhD; Le Phan Kim Thoa, MD; Tang Chi Thuong, MD, PhD; Vu thi Ty Hang, PhD; Jeremy Farrar, BSc, MBBS, FRCP, DPhil; Tran Tinh Hien, MD, PhD; Nguyen van Vinh Chau, MD, PhD; and H. Rogier van Doorn, MD, PhD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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