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Volume 22, Number 2—February 2016


Sustained Transmission of Pertussis in Vaccinated, 1–5-Year-Old Children in a Preschool, Florida, USA

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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 providership 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 1.0 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 75% minimum passing score and complete the evaluation at; (4) view/print certificate.

Release date: January 15, 2016; Expiration date: January 15, 2017

Learning Objectives

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

• Evaluate the epidemiology and prevention of pertussis

• Assess the efficacy of the pertussis vaccine in preventing clinical pertussis in the current study

• Analyze the attack rate of pertussis in a preschool in the current study

• Distinguish the most common symptoms of pertussis among children in the current study

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, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine. Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed the following financial relationships: served as an advisor or consultant for Lundbeck, Inc.; McNeil Pharmaceuticals; Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.


Disclosures: James Matthias, MPH; P. Scott Pritchard, MPH; Stacey W. Martin, MSc; Cristina Dusek, BSN, RN; Erika Cathey, MPH; Rebecca D’Alessio, BSN; and Marjorie Kirsch, MD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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