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Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013


Listeriosis Outbreaks and Associated Food Vehicles, United States, 1998–2008

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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 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; (4) view/print certificate.

Release date: December 12, 2012; Expiration date: December 12, 2013

Learning Objectives

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

• Assess the general epidemiology of listeriosis

• Analyze the epidemiology of listeriosis in the United States between 1998 and 2008

• Distinguish the most common food vehicle for listeriosis during the study period

• Evaluate clinical outcomes of listeriosis

CME Editor

Thomas J. Gryczan, MS, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Thomas J. Gryczan, MS, 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: Emily J. Cartwright, MD; Kelly A. Jackson, MPH; Shacara D. Johnson, MSPH; Lewis M. Graves; Benjamin J. Silk, PhD, MPH; and Barbara E. Mahon, MD, MPH, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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