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Update on Coccidioidomycosis Occupational Health Issues (CDPH series)
No charge for this activity. CME Expires: January 31, 2020

Update on Coccidioidomycosis Occupational Health Issues

Original Released for CME: June 30, 2013
Content Updated and Reviewed: June 2013, May 2015, September 2016, January 2017, November 2018, January 2019

CME Expires: January 31, 2020
Activity format: PDF slides

In January 2019, the Infectious Diseases Branch of the California Department of Public Health adopted a new case definition for surveillance case reporting of Coccidioidomycosis based on diagnostic confirmation through a positive laboratory test result, not symptomatic disease. The updated slides 33 and 34 review the surveillance case definition compared to the clinical diagnosis, which continues to rely on exposure history and symptoms along with laboratory testing.


Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to

  •     Be able to diagnose and treat coccidioidomycosis.
  •     Become familiar with recent trends in the incidence of coccidioidomycosis.
  •     Be aware that coccidioidomycosis remains a concern in certain workplaces.
  •     Recognize when workers are at risk for occupational coccidioidomycosis.
  •     Identify recommendations for preventing occupational coccidioidomycosis.

There is no fee for this activity.

Target Audience
The intended audience consists of primary care physicians and other health care professionals.

Course consists of the following elements:

Web-based slide presentation
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Test and Evaluation Questions

Participation is accomplished through self-directed viewing of the web-based material. CME credit is obtained upon completion of the program content, passing the test with 75% or better and submission of the program evaluation. An electronic CME certificate will be available after successfully completing the evaluation. Please be patient while certificate is processing, system will need to refresh your test score and results. This CME course should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

Receipt of Credit
Once you have completed a course, test and evaluation, you will receive your Statement of Credit and your "My Transcript" page will be updated to reflect the credits earned along with a link to a printable version of the official certificate for that course. You may then submit this certificate to the appropriate accrediting body.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of California, Davis, Health  and the California Department of Public Health. The University of California, Davis, Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit: The University of California, Davis, Health designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credits acceptable for multidisciplinary team members

Nursing: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.  For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report hours of credit and fill in "CME Category 1" for the provider number).

Physician Assistant: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.


The author and reviewers have indicated no financial interest/affiliation that may affect presentations.

Saeher Muzaffar, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.
Rupali Das M.D., M.P.H 

Course Reviewers:
Lauren Lee, M.D., M.P.H.
Duc Vugia, M.D., M.P.H.


If you have any questions please email or phone (916) 734-5352.

Software Requirements
Adobe Reader

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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