Travel-associated Rickettsioses Guidance: Pre-travel Counseling, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Reporting

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Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm (Eastern Time)

Instructions for Obtaining Continuing Education (CE)
To receive continuing education (CE) for WC2922-050719—(Webcast) Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars “Travel-associated Rickettsioses Guidance: Pre-travel Counseling, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Reporting” Tuesday, May 7, 2019, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps by June 7, 2019.

To receive continuing education (CE) for WD2922-050719—(Web on demand) Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars “Travel-associated Rickettsioses Guidance: Pre-travel Counseling, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Reporting” Tuesday, May 7, 2019, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps by June 7, 2021.

A few minutes before the webinar begins, please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/776086935External

Or iPhone one-tap:
US: +16468769923,,776086935#  or +16699006833,,776086935#

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 776 086 935

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/anixAVglVExternal

Overview

International travel has increased over the past 30 years, exposing travelers to wider ranges of diseases. Because of this, healthcare providers should be aware of diseases from regions far beyond their geographical area of practice. Vector-borne rickettsial diseases have an almost worldwide distribution, putting many travelers at risk.

During this COCA Call, subject matter experts will discuss the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of three of the most common travel-associated rickettsial diseases—African tick bite fever, Mediterranean spotted fever, and scrub typhus. The presenters will also address these diseases in the context of pre-travel and post-travel evaluations.

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  1. Cite background information on the topic covered during the presentation.
  2. Discuss CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
  3. Describe the topic’s implications for clinicians.
  4. Discuss concerns and/or issues related to preparedness for and/or response to urgent public health threats.
  5. Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in cooperation with patients, communities, at-risk populations, and other members of an interprofessional team of health care providers.

Activity Specific Objectives
At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Identify clinical characteristics associated with African tick bite fever, Mediterranean spotted fever, and scrub typhus.
  • Describe the available diagnostic tests for African tick bite fever, Mediterranean spotted fever, and scrub typhus.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each diagnostic test and the appropriate time points and specimens for collection.
  • Discuss African tick bite fever, Mediterranean spotted fever, and scrub typhus in the context of travel medicine.

Call materials will be posted prior to May 7, 2019.

Cara Cherry, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Veterinary Epidemiologist
Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch
Division of Vector-borne Diseases
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kristina M. Angelo, DO, MPH&TM
Medical Epidemiologist
Travelers’ Health Branch (proposed)
Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Webinar/Audio conference call on Tuesday, May 7, 2019: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
  • Web-on-demand training will be available a few days after the live call.

A few minutes before the webinar begins, please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/776086935External

Or iPhone one-tap:
US: +16468769923,,776086935#  or +16699006833,,776086935#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 776 086 935
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/anixAVglVExternal

WC2922 0387-0000-19-108-L04-P (must be completed by June 7, 2019)
WD2922 0387-0000-19-108-H04-P (must be completed by June 7, 2021)

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Health Educators
  • Other Clinicians
  • Contact Information:coca@cdc.gov
  • Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communication Branch
  • Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees: COCA Continuing Education (CE) is free.

Accreditation Statements

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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.0 contact hour.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

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 Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

Image of acpe logo.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 0387-0000-19-108-L04P and enduring 0387-0000-19-108-H04-P course category.

This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.

Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline. Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credit for this program.

AAVSB/RACE:This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1.0 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, CDC, our planners, our presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Page last reviewed: April 1, 2019