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.
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.