Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance in Australia: update to 31 December
Christiane Stehmann, Matteo Senesi, Shannon Sarros, Amelia McGlade, Marion Simpson, Genevieve Klug, Catriona McLean, Colin L Masters, Steven Collins
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INTELLIGENCE | AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT, DEPT HEALTH & AGEING | Published : 2020
Nationwide surveillance of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and other human prion diseases is performed by the Australian National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Registry (ANCJDR). National surveillance encompasses the period since 1 January 1970, with prospective surveillance occurring from 1 October 1993. Over this prospective surveillance period, considerable developments have occurred in pre-mortem diagnostics; in the delineation of new disease subtypes; and in a heightened awareness of prion diseases in healthcare settings. Surveillance practices of the ANCJDR have evolved and adapted accordingly. This report summarises the activities of the ANCJDR during 2019. Since the ANCJDR began offering diagn..View full abstract
The ANCJDR wishes to thank families, as well as medical practitioners and associated staff, for their generous support of Australian CJD surveillance. The ANCJDR also thanks Associate Professor Handan Wand, Professor Matthew Law and Professor John Kaldor (The Kirby Centre; formerly the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research at the University of New South Wales) for their expert ad hoc epidemiological and statistical support, as well as the CJD Support Group Network for their assistance in surveillance activities.