Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
Information about reporting of cases by health care providers, infection control precautions, and autopsy coordination services.
Healthcare providers are required to report all confirmed or suspected cases of human transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), including CJD, to the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Reporting Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy
Find out what needs to be reported and which forms to use.
Infection control precautions
- CDC: Questions and Answers: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Infection-Control Practices
Infection control frequently asked questions regarding CJD.
- CDC: Information on CJD For Funeral Home, Cemetery, And Crematory Practitioners
Infection control information on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease for Funeral Home Directors.
- 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.
See also>> Health Care Provider Information on TSEs
Information about reporting disease, national disease surveillance, and infection control precautions.