CE: Wound Botulism Outbreak Among Persons Who Use Black Tar Heroin — San Diego County, California, 2017–2018

CDC’s MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity. The goal of this activity is to describe a wound botulism outbreak in California during 2017–2018 among persons who use black tar heroin. A CDC analysis of 2017–2018 data reported in MMWR is the basis of the activity.

This CE activity is intended for infectious disease physicians, emergency medicine clinicians, family medicine practitioners, internists, neurologists, nurses, pharmacists, psychiatrists, public health officials, and other physicians who care for patients with or at risk for wound botulism from black tar heroin use.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to

  1. describe epidemiologic features of a wound botulism outbreak in California during 2017–2018 among persons who use black tar heroin;
  2. determine clinical presentation and course of patients identified in a wound botulism outbreak in California during 2017–2018 among persons who use black tar heroin; and
  3. explain clinical and public health implications of a wound botulism outbreak in California during 2017–2018 among persons who use black tar heroin.

To access this free MMWR/Medscape CE activity, visit https://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/908000 . If you are not a registered user on Medscape, register for free or login without a password and get unlimited access to all CE activities and other Medscape features

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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