Minimising CJD and vCJD Transmission Risks in Healthcare and Community Settings (Department of Health)

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The Advisory Committee on Dangerous PathogensTransmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (ACDP TSE) Risk Management Subgroup has released updated guidance which aims to minimise the risks of transmission of CJD and vCJD in healthcare and other public settings.

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Minimise transmission risk of CJD and vCJD in healthcare settings. London: Department of Health, July 13th 2015.

There are a number of components:

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Part 1: Introduction.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Part 2: Health and safety management of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Part 3: Laboratory containment and control measures.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Part 4: Infection control of CJD, vCJD and other human prion diseases in healthcare and community settings.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Annex A1: Distribution of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy infectivity in human tissues and body fluids.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Annex A2: Distribution of infectivity in animal tissue and body fluids.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Annex B: Diagnostic criteria.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Annex C: General principles of decontamination and waste disposal.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Annex D: Transport of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy-infected material.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Annex E: Quarantining of surgical instruments.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Annex F: Endoscopy.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Annex H: After death.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Annex I: Outline protocol for management of instruments and tissues from brain biopsy procedures on patients with progressive neurological disorders.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection Annex J: Assessment to be carried out before surgery and / or endoscopy to identify patients with, or at risk of, CJD or vCJD.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Annex K: Guidelines for pathologists and pathology laboratories for the handling of tissues from patients with, or at risk of, CJD or vCJD.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Annex L: Managing CJD vCJD risk in ophthalmology.

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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents: Safe Working and the Prevention of Infection. Annex M: Managing vCJD risk in general surgery and liver transplantation.

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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, in conjunction with the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens TSE Working Group. CJD guidance for ophthalmologists.

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Information sheet for funeral directors, relatives and others following a CJD death.

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Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP). Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents: safe working and the prevention of infection. Alert to urological surgeons regarding the equipment used for patients at risk of vCJD requiring transrectal prostatic biopsy.

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Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP). Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents: safe working and the prevention of infection. Frequently asked questions.

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Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP). Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents: safe working and the prevention of infection. Abbreviations.

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Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP). Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents: safe working and the prevention of infection. Acknowledgements.

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