Infectious Diseases 1701 - Infectious Disease Alert - Jan 01, 2013

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This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.


Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Stanford University
Hospital Epidemiologist
Sequoia Hospital
Redwood City, CA

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

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

Associate Editors
Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP
Division of Infectious Diseases
Akron General Medical Center
Akron, OH
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine,
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH

Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Santa Clara Valley, Medical Center
Clinical Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine

Lin H. Chen, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Harvard Medical School and Director
Travel Medicine Center
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Cambridge, MA

Mary-Louise Scully MD
Director, Travel and Tropical Medicine Center
Samsun Clinic
Santa Barbara, California


  • A New Human Coronavirus Causing SARS-Like Illness: WHO Casts Wide Net, no Definitive Human-to-Human Transmission
  • Upon Further Review: Femoral Venous Catheters Do Not Increase Risk of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection
  • Invasive Mold Infections Following Trauma
  • Differences in Travel-Associated Diseases between Older and Younger Adults
  • Hepatitis B and C Screening
  • Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations for HIV+ Men Who Have Sex with Men
  • 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 Editor, Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA, does research for the National Institutes of Health, and is an advisory board member and consultant for Merck. Updates Author Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, does research for Abbott Laboratories, and Merck. Peer Reviewer Timothy Jenkins, MD, Associate Editor Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP, and Author Mary-Louise Scully MD report no financial relationship relavent to this field of study. Associate Editor Dean L. Winslow, MD, FACP, FIDSA is a consultant for Siemens Diagnostic. Author Lin H. Chen, MD has received research grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Xcellerex.

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