MED-X Case Definition

A case is any potential infectious death in a person that falls under Medical Examiner (ME) jurisdiction. 


  • Death with antemordem signs, symptoms or pathologic syndrome consistent with a possible infectious disease etiology.
    • Explained or unexplained.
  • Unexplained death in those <50 years of age (i.e. SIDS).
    • No infectious hallmark necessary.
  • Includes those with or without an autopsy.

Updated Thursday, 29-May-2014 14:33:46 CDT