Malaria Cases in the U.S. Reach 40-Year High: Information and Guidance for Clinicians
Date:Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Time:2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
Center for Global Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The number of malaria cases reported in the United States in 2011 was the largest since 1971, representing a 14% increase from 2010 and a 48% increase from 2008. The majority of malaria infections occurred among persons who traveled to regions with ongoing malaria transmission. Imported malaria can reintroduce malaria into regions where the disease is not endemic and environmental conditions are present that support the lifecycle of the parasite. During this COCA call, a CDC subject matter expert will describe malaria prevention strategies aimed at reducing the risk of malaria in travelers, discuss the diagnosis of malaria in patients with suspect malaria, and explain the treatment options for confirmed malaria cases.
At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:
- Explain the principal malaria prevention strategies in travelers.
- Describe how to diagnose malaria in the U.S.
- Discuss the treatment options for uncomplicated and severe malaria.
- Malaria Surveillance — United States, 2011. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Surveillance Summaries. November 1, 2013. 62(ss05); 1-17
- CDC Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment in the United States
- CDC How to Report a Case of Malaria
- COCA Commentary Podcast
- Live audio conference call on 01/28/14, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
- Audio-on-demand training after 3:00 PM on 01/28/14
- 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:email@example.com
- 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.
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.
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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.
This program is knowledge based.
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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)