Infectious Diseases 1402 - Infectious Disease Alert - Feb 01, 2010

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.


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Physician Editors
Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief of Infectious Diseases
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Frank Bia, MD, MPH
Professor (Emeritus) of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology)
Yale University School of Medicine

Board Member and Peer Reviewers
Timothy Jenkins, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado
Denver Health Sciences Center

Mary-Louise Scully, MD Director, Travel and Tropical Medicine Center
Sansum Clinic
Santa Barbara, CA

Board Member and Updates Author
Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Division of Infectious Diseases
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Section Editor, Updates
Section Editor, HIV

Associate Editors
Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Chief, Division of AIDS Medicine
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Clinical Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine
Section Editor, HIV

Brian G. Blackburn, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Michele Barry, MD, FACP
Senior Associate Dean of Global Health
Stanford University School of Medicine


  • Post-earthquake Public Health in Haiti
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Galactomannan for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Persistent Infection with West Nile Virus
  • Prevention of Surgical-site Infections
  • Updates on Adult Immunizations
  • Rapid Diagnostic Tests vs. Blood Smears for the Diagnosis of Malaria in the United States
  • Preventing Malaria by Vaccination
  • Updates


  • discuss the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases
  • explain current data regarding the use of new antibiotics for commonly diagnosed diseases and new uses for traditional drugs
  • discuss the latest information regarding risks, benefits and cost-effectiveness of new and traditional diagnostic tests
  • discuss new information regarding how infectious diseases are transmitted and how such information can lead to the development of new therapies

Financial Disclosure:

Infectious Disease Alert's Physician Editor, Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, serves on the speaker’s bureau for Merck, Pfizer, Wyeth, Ortho-McNeil (J&J), Schering-Plough, and Cubist, does research for the National Institute of Health, and is an advisory board member for Schering-Plough, Ortho-McNeil (J&J), and Cepheid. Editor, Frank Bia, MD, MPH Peer Reviewers Connie Price, MD, Mary-Louise Scully, MD, Associate Editors, Brian G. Blackburn, MD, and Michele Barry, MD, FACP, reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationship with any company related to this field of study. Updates Author Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, does research for GSK Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Laboratories, and Merck. Associate Editor Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA, serves as a consultant for Siemens Diagnostics, and is on the speaker's bureau for GSK and Cubist.

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