Infectious Diseases 2013-11 - Infectious Disease Alert - Nov 01, 2013

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.


Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Listing:

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

Board Member and Associate Editor
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

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
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine,
Associate Editor of Infectious Disease Alert

Joseph F John, Jr., MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
Associate Chief of Staff for Education,
Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center;
Professor of Medicine,
Medical University of South Carolina,
co-editor of Infectious Disease Alert.

Philip R Fischer, MD, , DTM&H
Professor of Pediatrics,
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.


  • C. diff Transmission: It’s Complicated
  • Pertussis Vaccination during Pregnancy could Substantially Reduce lnfant Deaths
  • Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis associated with cantaloupe
  • Is a Newly Discovered Bacterium Causing Cord Colitis Syndrome?
  • CDC Recalls Employees to Fight Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak
  • Tigecycline Graduates to a Black Box
  • Cholera, Diarrhea and Dysentery Update, Mexico
  • Infectious Disease Alert: Updates by Carol A. Kemper


  • 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, and executive editor Gary Evans report no financial relationships to this field of study.

Authors Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP, Philip R Fischer, MD, DTM&H, Joseph F John, Jr., MD report no financial relationships in this field of study. Author Dean L. Winslow, MD is a consultant for Siemens Diagnostic.