Decontamination fo CJD tissue.

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	We receive all ?Creutzfeld-Jakob cases in our area, which amount to
8 to 12/year, with 1 to 3 positives.
	I would be interested in hearing of other labs protocol for handling
these cases i.e. decontamination of tissue etc.
	We currently use formic acid for up to 2 hours for the tissue,
sodium hypochlorite for the glassware, microtome, countertop and
incineration for anything disposable.
	Any input negative or positive would be appreciated.

Sharon Allen
Senior Technologist
Neuropathology Lab
Winnipeg, Manitoba   Canada

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