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Global surveillance, diagnosis and therapy of human Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies: Report of a WHO consultation. Geneva, Switzerland, 9-11 February 1998

WHO/EMC/ZDI/98/9

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Global Surveillance, Diagnosis and Therapy of Human Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies: Report of a WHO Consultation. Geneva, Switzerland, 9-11 February 1998

1. BACKGROUND
  • Introduction
  • Surveillance
  • Diagnostics
  • Therapeutics
2. LIST OF SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS TO THE CONSULTATION
  • Surveillance
  • Diagnostics
  • Therapeutics
3. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  • CJD clincial diagnosis: criteria for probable sporadic CJD
  • EEG Interpretation
  • New variant CJD: suspect case definition
  • Pathological diagnosis
  • Genetic analysis
  • Geographical attribution of cases and proposed network of WHO collaborating centres
  • Communication of information
  • Therapy
  • Future evolution of nvCJD
  • Further research
Annex 2: Revised WHO Definition of CJD Subtypes
Annex 3: Electroencephalogram Interpretation
Annex 4: Genetic Information
Annex 5: Pathological Characteristics of nvCJD
Annex 6: Neuropathological Criteria for CJD and other Human TSE
Annex 7: Proposed WHO Collaborating Centres
Annex 8: Maxims for Effective Communication on Health and Risk Issues
Annex 9: References

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