Medical Examiner Infectious Deaths Surveillance Program (MED-X)

A population based surveillance program to capture all possible infectious disease related deaths reported to Medical Examiners in Minnesota.

  • Program Description
    Purpose and background of the MED-X Program.

  • Case Definition
    Case definition and checklist of signs and symptoms for the MED-X Program.

  • Protocol for Evaluating an Infectious Cause of Death
    This job aid is intended for medical examiners, coroners, and forensic pathologists. It serves as a reminder to consider infectious causes of death in certain situations, and it provides a practical guide to specimen collection and testing.

  • Case Reporting
    There are three methods of case reporting and each ME office can determine which works best for you.

  • Specimen Collection and Testing
    Specimen collection, handling, kits, and shipping information.

  • Statistics
    MED-X data is published yearly in the Minnesota Department of Health Disease Control Newsletter, Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Answers to frequently asked questions about the MED-X program.

  • MED-X Resources
    Resources, guidelines and articles for the MED-X Program.

Updated Thursday, 18-Nov-2010 13:48:49 CST