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Emerging Infectious Diseases: Chikungunya, MERS & Ebola

Dr. Amesh Adalja provides an overview on three infectious diseases that have been in the headlines; chikungunya, MERS & ebola.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the presentation of chikugunya virus and understand its epidemiology   
  • Recognize the presentation of MERS and understand its epidemiology                                   
  • Describe the current status of the West African Ebola outbreak

Reading Resources:

  1. Return of epidemic dengue in the United States: implications for the public health practitioner. Public Health Rep. 2012 May-Jun;127(3):259-66.
  2. Lessons learned during dengue outbreaks in the United States, 2001-2011. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Apr;18(4):608-14. doi: 10.3201/eid1804.110968.
  3. A primer on Ebola for clinicians. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Feb;9(1):33-7. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2014.115. Epub 2014 Oct 17.


Dr. Adalja has reported no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 2/15/2016 | Last Modified On: 2/15/2016 | Expires: 2/15/2017



Amesh Adalja, MD

Amesh Adalja, MD Senior Associate, UPMC Center for Health Security
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Instructor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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