Infectious Disease Alert (Vol. 34, No. 11) - August 1, 2015

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Release date: August 2015

Valid through: August 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for the infectious disease specialist.


  • Antibiotics for Acute Appendicitis
  • Polio – New Strategies as We Get Close to Eradication
  • BCG – Back to the Future?
  • Does Bacteremia Associated with Bone and Joint Infections Require Prolonged IV Antibiotic Therapy?
  • When Profiling Is a Good Thing: Distinguishing Bacterial from Viral Infection
  • Decreasing Cross-Transmission of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae
  • Squirrels as the Source of a New Viral Cause of Encephalitis
  • 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 Credits


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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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

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

Elaine Chen, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Section of Palliative Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Joseph F. John, Jr., MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

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, reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study; 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 Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Dean Winslow, Dr. Philip Fischer, Dr. Joseph John, and Dr. Elaine Chen report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.


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