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316-12 Laboratory Approach to the Diagnosis of Smallpox

January 1, 2012 — June 30, 2013


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Dates Program Will be Available:

February 1, 2012- June 30, 2013

Registration Fee:
There is no fee for this course.

Self Study

Though smallpox has been eradicated, concerns remain that variola could be used as an agent of bioterrorism.  As well, orthopoxvirus infections of humans are being increasingly recognized. An entire generation of health professionals and laboratorians have never clinically seen or diagnosed smallpox infections.  Newly recognized monkeypox, vaccinia and cowpox infections often present as diagnostic dilemmas. Other poxvirus infections of humans, such as Molluscum contagiosum and parapoxvirus infections continue to cause protracted human disease. Differentiation of smallpox from other vesicular rash illnesses, such as varicella zoster may pose diagnostic challenges.  Therefore, this six module program was developed by professionals for professionals, in order to provide education and insight into the world of poxviruses, their disease characteristics, and the methods utilized to provide accurate diagnoses.

Who Should Attend:
This online course is designed for public health and clinical laboratorians, clinicians, nurses, and epidemiologists interested in laboratory diagnosis of poxvirus infections, and safety professionals.

Continuing Education Credit:

Continuing education credits will not be offered for this course. A certificate of completion will be offered after the evaluation is completed.

There is no fee for this course.
If you have difficulty with the online registration process, please e-mail registrar@aphl.org or call 240.485.2727 between 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. (ET).

Special Needs and Information:
Individuals seeking special accommodations should submit their request in writing to customersupport@aphl.org. Please allow sufficient time for APHL / NLTN to make arrangements, which is normally at least three weeks prior to start date of the course. For more information call 800-536-6586/ 800-536-NLTN.
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There are no additional sessions for this event.