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Volume 19, Number 8—August 2013


Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase–producing Enterobacteriaceae among Travelers from the Netherlands

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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: July 23, 2013; Expiration date: July 23, 2014

Learning Objectives

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

•     Distinguish the rate of acquisition of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (MDR-E) after foreign travel

•     Analyze geographic areas associated with the highest risk for acquisition of MDR-E

•     Evaluate other risk factors for the acquisition of MDR-E during travel

•     Assess characteristics of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the current study.

CME Editor

Jean Michaels Jones, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Jean Michaels Jones 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: Sunita Paltansing, Jessica A. Vlot, Margriet E.M. Kraakman, Romy Mesman, Marguerite L. Bruijning, Alexandra T. Bernards, Leo G. Visser, and Karin Ellen Veldkamp have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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