Chikungunya Virus – An Emerging Threat to the Americas
Date:Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time:2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Arboviral Diseases Branch
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Chikungunya virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause fever and severe polyarthralgia. Outbreaks of the chikungunya have occurred in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In late 2013, the first local chikungunya virus transmission in the Americas was reported on islands in the Caribbean. Travelers to areas with ongoing outbreaks are at risk of becoming infected and spreading the virus to new areas, including the United States. During this COCA call, a CDC subject matter expert will provide information on chikungunya virus epidemiology, clinical findings, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Additionally, they will describe the importance of early recognition and reporting of suspected cases to mitigate the risk of local transmission.
At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:
- Describe which patients to test for the infection
- Explain testing, treatment and prevention measures for chikungunya
- Understand the importance of early recognition and reporting of cases
- CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Notice to Public Health Official and Clinicians: Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Chikungunya Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from the Caribbean
- CDC Chikungunya Fever
- CDC Chikungunya Information for Healthcare Providers Fact Sheet
- CDC Travelers' Health-Chikungunya
- Live webcast and audio conference call on 02/18/14, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
- Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 02/18/14
- Materials: PowerPoint slide set
Additional Call Information
- Activity number:WCWD2286(SC)
- Date of origination/renewal:December 12, 2013
- Date of expiration:December 12, 2015
- To earn continuing education/contact hours
- Physician Assistants
- Health Educators
- Other Clinicians
- Contact Information:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
- Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
- Fees:COCA continuing education credits are free.
CME:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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CECH:Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to total 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.
CPE:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.1 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-14-075-L04-P and enduring 0387-0000-14-075-H04-P.
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The presentation will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.
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- Page last reviewed: March 21, 2014
- Page last updated: March 21, 2014
- Content source:
- CDC Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB); Division of Emergency Operations (DEO); Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)