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Volume 22, Number 12—December 2016

CME ACTIVITY - Synopsis

Investigation of and Response to 2 Plague Cases, Yosemite National Park, California, USA, 2015

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This activity has been planned and implemented through the joint providership of Medscape, LLC and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Medscape, LLC is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Medscape, LLC designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 75% minimum passing score and complete the evaluation at http://www.medscape.org/journal/eid; and (4) view/print certificate.

Release date: November 16, 2016; Expiration date: November 16, 2017

Learning Objectives

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

• Interpret laboratory and epidemiologic findings regarding 2 human cases of plague in 2015 in patients with recent travel history to Yosemite National Park

• Assess environmental findings regarding 2 human cases of plague in 2015 in patients with recent travel history to Yosemite National Park

• Identify critical risk reduction measures used to help prevent plague transmission to Yosemite visitors and staff.

CME Editor

P. Lynne Stockton Taylor, VMD, MS, ELS(D), Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: P. Lynne Stockton Taylor, VMD, MS, ELS(D), has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author

Laurie Barclay, MD, freelance writer and reviewer, Medscape, LLC. Disclosure: Laurie Barclay, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: owns stock, stock options, or bonds from Pfizer.

Authors

Disclosures: Mary E. Danforth, PhD; Mark Novak, PhD; Jeannine Petersen, PhD; Paul Mead, PhD, MPH; Luke Kingry, PhD; Matthew Weinburke, MPH; Danielle Buttke, DVM, PhD, MPH; Gregory Hacker, MSc; James R. Tucker, MS; Michael Niemela, MS; Bryan T. Jackson, PhD; Kerry Padgett, PhD; Kelly Liebman, PhD, MPH; Duc Vugia, MD, MPH; and Vicki Kramer, PhD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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