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Notice to Readers: Extension of Continuing Education Activities to the MMWR Weekly Series

Effective with the issue of January 7, 2011, MMWR is extending its Continuing Education (CE) offering to reports published in the Weekly Series. This CE component has been planned and implemented by CDC in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. CDC is licensed to offer CE credit in the following categories:

CME -- accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

CNE -- accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

CECH -- a designated provider of Continuing Education Contact Hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

CEU -- authorized provider for continuing education credit by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training.

Persons seeking CE credit can register and take the examination at To obtain credit, participants must register, log-in, and select the relevant activity and type of credit/contract hours. To see the list of available Weekly Series activities, participants should click on Search and type in MMWR under Option 2. Participants have 45 days from the date the activity is posted to acquire credit.

No fee is charged for participating in these CE activities. Questions and comments should be submitted to the MMWR CE mailbox at

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