CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) fears prompt single-use instrument move in UK
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK Department of Health (DoH) has ordered that surgical instruments used in tonsillectomies be discarded after their first use. The measure, which will be introduced this year, will cost £25 million ($37.5 million) per year, and is designed to further minimise the theoretical risk of the transmission of vCJD in UK hospitals.
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