Dengue Fever Could Threaten United States - CMEZ482

Dengue Fever Could Threaten United States

by Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC
(4.5 / 24 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Dengue fever is caused by a flavivirus, the family of viruses that includes yellow fever and West Nile virus, as well as Japanese and St. Louis encephalitis. It is the most common mosquito-borne viral disease in the Americas and has been linked to sporadic outbreaks in the United States since the 1700s. More recently, two additional arboviruses have increased their circulation —chikungunya virus in 2013 and Zika virus in 2014. The similarities in presentation of these illnesses has resulted in an increased need for knowledge among healthcare providers.


The goal of this dengue fever continuing education program is to inform nurses, pharmacists, and physicians about the incidence, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of dengue fever, and its global effect and potential threat to the U.S. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the global effect of dengue fever
  • Describe the causative agent for dengue fever and its epidemiology
  • Identify symptoms and treatment of uncomplicated and complicated dengue infection

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and physicians.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/22/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/30/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/30/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Leila P - Hyde Prak, NY  ·  Dec 14, 2019
I don't care to write a review
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Lynn H - tampa, FL  ·  Feb 15, 2019
good review of this viral illness
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DALE G - Soldotna, AK  ·  Jan 19, 2016
too easy or maybe just lends itself to simple logic without needing much study
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Carie A - LOMA LINDA, CA  ·  Oct 21, 2015
good to know about the island rash
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50