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Volume 23, Number 12—December 2017


Group B Streptococcus Infections Caused by Improper Sourcing and Handling of Fish for Raw Consumption, Singapore, 2015–2016

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Release date: November 15, 2017; Expiration date: November 15, 2018

Learning Objectives

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

•     Evaluate clinical and epidemiological findings of a human group B Streptococcus outbreak in Singapore, based on a microbial study of raw fish and human samples

•     Determine the pathogenic potential of fish and human samples after a human group B Streptococcus outbreak in Singapore, based on a microbial study of these samples

•     Assess the public health implications of a human group B Streptococcus outbreak in Singapore, based on a microbial study of raw fish and human samples.

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

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 Alnylam; Biogen; Pfizer.


Disclosures: Man Ling Chau, BSc; Swaine L. Chen, MD, PhD; Min Yap, BSc; Sri Harminda Pahm Hartantyo, PhD; Paul King Tiong Chiew, DVM, MVPM; Charlene Judith Fernandez, BS, DVM, MPH, CPH; Wai Kwan Wong, BSc; Rockey Kwonghung Fong, BVSc; Wei Ling Tan, BSc; Brian Zi Yan Tan, PhD; Youming Ng, BSc; Kyaw Thu Aung, MBBS, MSc, PGDip; Kurosh S. Mehershahi, PhD; Christopher Goh, MSc; Joanne Su Lin Kang, PhD; Timothy Barkham, MBBS, MSc, FRCPath; Adeline Oi Kheng Leong, MSc; Ramona Alikiiteaga Gutiérrez, DVM, PhD; and Lee Ching Ng, PhD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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