Infectious Disease Alert (Vol. 34, No. 8) - May 1, 2015

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Release date: May 2015

Valid through: May 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.


  • Clindamycin vs. Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole for Uncomplicated Skin Infections
  • The Response to Ebola in the United States — Current Status and Lessons Learned
  • Rectal Colonizing E. coli Cause Most Infections Following Transrectal Biopsy of the Prostate
  • Typhoid Vaccination
  • Pneumonia in U.S. Children Requiring Hospitalization
  • Caring for Unaccompanied Central American Immigrant Children
  • Infectious Disease Alert Updates


  • Discuss the diagnosis 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

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)


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AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing 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


Dean Winslow, MD

Chairman, Department of Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics (Affiliated), Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stanford University; Associate Chief of Infectious Diseases, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Philip R. Fischer, MD, DTM&H

Professor of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Lauren M. Carlson, Sherrill (Charlie) Rose

Students at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN

Richard R. Watkins, MD, MS, FACP

Division of Infectious Diseases, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH, USA

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, USA

Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, Division of Infectious Diseases, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center


Physician Editor:

Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Stanford University; Associate
Chief of Infectious Diseases,
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

AHC Media executive editor: Shelly Morrow Mark

Financial Disclosure

Infectious Disease Alert’s editor, Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, FIDSA, has served as a one-time consultant for Cubist and Bayer; peer reviewer Patrick Joseph, MD, is laboratory director for Genomic Health and Siemens Corp.; Updates author, Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, continuing education and editorial director Lee Landenberger, and executive editor Shelly Morrow Mark report no financial relationships to this field of study.

Dr. Richard Watkins has received research support from Forest Laboratories. Dr. Winslow, Dr. Fischer, Lauren Carlson, Sherrill Rose report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

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