Spain rules out UK level of vCJD surgery safety
This article was originally published in Clinica
Spain is ruling out any form of generalised policy to prevent the surgical/medical transmission of encephalopathies, following the confirmation of two new cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). The health ministry has told Clinica that restrictions on the reuse of surgical instruments, as adopted in the UK, would be "unfeasible". Spain has transposed nationally and, in turn, regionally - the EU's public protection protocols in this area and does not envisage the need for tighter measures, a spokesperson explained.
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