Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) Information for Health Care Providers
Information about reporting of cases by health care providers, national surveillance, autopsy coordination services and infection control precautions.
Healthcare providers are required to report to the Minnesota Department of Health all confirmed or suspected cases of human TSEs.
- Reporting Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
Find out what needs to be reported and which forms to use.
National prion laboratory and autopsy coordination
- National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center
Laboratory services for the diagnosis of prion diseases.
- Protocols: Coordinating Autopsies at The National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center
An autopsy is the only way to confirm the diagnosis of CJD and to determine the type of CJD. The National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center may be available to coordinate autopsies free of charge.
Infection control precautions
- WHO infection control guidelines for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.
WHO; Infection Control of TSEs. Report of a WHO consultation, Geneva, Switzerland, 23-26 March 1999.