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Dengue Clinical Case Management course (DCCM)


This course is designed to provide information to enable physicians to recognize dengue cases early in the clinical course, assess patients appropriately, and provide timely treatment.

Module 1 covers how dengue presents similarly to other diseases in patients and help learners identify reasons why dengue is a public health concern.  Three patients with symptoms are introduced and are waiting for diagnosis and treatment.

Module 2 describes the transmission of dengue virus, the four dengue viruses and type-specific immunity, clinical course of dengue to include the three phases: (1) febrile, (2) critical, and (3) recovery, and possible complications in each phase,  changes in the World Health Organization (WHO) case definition of dengue, and pathophysiology of dengue.

Module 3 covers differential diagnosis of dengue, clinical assessment of disease severity, clinical and laboratory diagnosis, clinical management and treatment, and intravenous fluid management.

Module 4 discusses the epidemiology of dengue, the public health implications of dengue, how to prevent dengue virus transmission and lists the ways patients and communities can help control dengue.

Module 5 concludes by revisiting the patients presented in module 1. This module will explain how to assess patients and diagnose dengue, list the laboratory tests necessary to diagnose patients, distinguish clinical and laboratory features of diseases in the differential diagnosis of dengue, and explain treatment options for patients with dengue in the different phases, including cases with complications. 

Technical Requirements

To run this course your browser must support frames, Javascript, and Adobe Flash.

System requirements and Plug-ins

Below are the minimum system requirements for Lectora-created e-learning.

  • Microsoft®Internet Explorer® 7.0 browser (or higher) on standard Microsoft® technologies, i.e. Windows® NT®, Windows® 2000 or Mozilla Media™
  • 233 MHz processor
  • Windows® XP SP2
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Popup blocker disabled
  • Intel® Pentium® III Processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Microsoft Windows® Media™ player for multimedia support
  • RAM (for the browser alone): 64 MB for 32-bit Windows XP/Server 2003, 128 MB for 64-bit Windows XP/Server 2003
  • Adobe® Flash® 7.6 plug-in software, compatible with the browser above


You might need to download and install the following system plug-ins for an optimum learning experience. Certain plug-ins, depending on versions, may have additional system requirements.

  • Adobe Reader®

  • Adobe Flash

  • Microsoft Window Media

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Accreditation Statements

For Continuing Medical Education for Physicians (CME):

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.4 CEU's for this program.

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Continuing Education Steps

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The CE for this course will expire March 21, 2018.

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Contact Information

For assistance with registration, completing the course assessment and posttest, transcripts, and printing continuing education certificates, please contact Training and Continuing Education Online Learner Support at:

Questions about Dengue Clinical Case Management:; Technical support:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA

800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC-INFO


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Disclosure Statement

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Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC does not accept commercial support.

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Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Dengue Branch
    1324 Calle Cañada
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
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