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Volume 20, Number 2—February 2014

CME ACTIVITY - Online Report

Peer Reviewed Report Available Online Only

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Expert Panel Meetings on Prevention and Treatment of Anthrax in Adults

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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: January 15, 2014; Expiration date: January 15, 2015

Learning Objectives

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

•     Analyze the mortality risk associated with different forms of anthrax

•     Distinguish the preferred antimicrobial regimen for anthrax meningitis

•     Assess other treatments of the patient with severe anthrax

•     Evaluate appropriate postexposure prophylaxis for adults exposed to Bacillus anthracis

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: Katherine A. Hendricks, MD, MPH; Mary Wright, MD, MPH; Sean Shadomy, DVM, MPH; John Bradley, MD; Meredith G. Morrow, MSPH; Andrew T. Pavia, MD; Ethan Rubinstein, MD, LLB; Jon-Erik Holty, MD, MS; Nancy E. Messonnier, MD; Theresa L. Smith, MD, MPH; Nicolette Pesik, MD; Tracee Treadwell, RN, DVM, MPH; and William A. Bower, MD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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