Infectious Disease Alert (Vol. 34, No. 10) - July 1, 2015

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Release date: July 2015

Valid through: July 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.


  • Duration of Antibiotic Treatment for Vertebral Osteomyelitis
  • Antibiotics for Intraabdominal Infections: Less Is More
  • Measles-induced Immunomodulation and Impact on Childhood Mortality
  • Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds — Stanford University
  • Travel Medicine: News You Can Use
  • MERS: From the Middle East to East Asia
  • 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 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

Philip R. Fischer, MD, DTM&H

Professor of Pediatrics

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

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,

Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP

Professor of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and Dean, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Carlos Gomez, MD

Infectious Disease fellow, Stanford University, CA

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.

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 Laboratory, Siemens Clinical Laboratory, and CareDx Laboratory; Shelly Morrow Mark’s spouse works for a company that creates advertising for Uroplasty; Updates author, Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, and continuing education and editorial director Lee Landenberger report no financial relationships to this field of study.

Dr. Richard Watkins has received research support from Forest Laboratories. Dr. Dean Winslow, Dr. Philip Fischer, Dr. Hal Jenson, and Dr. Carlos Gomez report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.


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