Wednesday 21 February 2018

HSE statement on possible CJD contamination

A patient has been recently diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) in Beaumont Hospital. The family have requested privacy at this time.

Beaumont Hospital is receiving advice from the Irish Panel on TSE (CJD) and from world experts in the UK, who have dealt with similar cases in the UK and worldwide.

This group is assessing the circumstances of this case to determine what, if any, risk may exist for other patients.  Further information will be available once this group has completed its assessment.

When a case of CJD is diagnosed a review is undertaken to ensure that any precautions, if needed, are taken, in line with the National and International Guidance.

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