Underreporting of viral encephalitis and viral meningitis, Ireland, 2005–2008

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300232
Title:
Underreporting of viral encephalitis and viral meningitis, Ireland, 2005–2008
Authors:
Kelly, Tara A.; O’Lorcain, Piaras; Moran, Joanne; Garvey, Patricia; McKeown, Paul; Connell, Jeff; Cotter, Suzanne
Citation:
Underreporting of Viral Encephalitis and Viral Meningitis, Ireland, 2005–2008 2013, 19 (9):1428 Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publisher:
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Journal:
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Issue Date:
Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300232
DOI:
10.3201/eid1909.130201
Additional Links:
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/19/9/13-0201_article.htm
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Viral encephalitis (VE) and viral meningitis (VM) have been notifiable infectious diseases under surveillance in the Republic of Ireland since 1981. Laboratories have re - ported confirmed cases by detection of viral nucleic acid in cerebrospinal fluid since 2004. To determine the preva - lence of these diseases in Ireland during 2005–2008, we analyzed 3 data sources: Hospital In-Patient Enquiry data (from hospitalized patients following discharge) accessed through Health Intelligence Ireland, laboratory confirma - tions from the National Virus Reference Laboratory, and events from the Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting surveillance system. We found that the national surveillance system underestimates the incidence of these diseases in Ireland with a 10-fold higher VE hospitalization rate and 3-fold higher VM hospitalization rate than the reporting rate. Herpesviruses were responsible for most specified VE and enteroviruses for most specified VM from all 3 sources. Recommendations from this study have been implemented to improve the surveillance of these diseases in Ireland
Keywords:
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE; PUBLIC HEALTH
Local subject classification:
MENINGITIS; ENCEPHALITIS
ISSN:
1080-6040; 1080-6059

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Tara A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorO’Lorcain, Piarasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoran, Joanneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGarvey, Patriciaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcKeown, Paulen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConnell, Jeffen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCotter, Suzanneen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-29T11:21:28Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-29T11:21:28Z-
dc.date.issued2013-09-
dc.identifier.citationUnderreporting of Viral Encephalitis and Viral Meningitis, Ireland, 2005–2008 2013, 19 (9):1428 Emerging Infectious Diseasesen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1080-6040-
dc.identifier.issn1080-6059-
dc.identifier.doi10.3201/eid1909.130201-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/300232-
dc.descriptionViral encephalitis (VE) and viral meningitis (VM) have been notifiable infectious diseases under surveillance in the Republic of Ireland since 1981. Laboratories have re - ported confirmed cases by detection of viral nucleic acid in cerebrospinal fluid since 2004. To determine the preva - lence of these diseases in Ireland during 2005–2008, we analyzed 3 data sources: Hospital In-Patient Enquiry data (from hospitalized patients following discharge) accessed through Health Intelligence Ireland, laboratory confirma - tions from the National Virus Reference Laboratory, and events from the Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting surveillance system. We found that the national surveillance system underestimates the incidence of these diseases in Ireland with a 10-fold higher VE hospitalization rate and 3-fold higher VM hospitalization rate than the reporting rate. Herpesviruses were responsible for most specified VE and enteroviruses for most specified VM from all 3 sources. Recommendations from this study have been implemented to improve the surveillance of these diseases in Irelanden_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerging Infectious Diseasesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/19/9/13-0201_article.htmen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Emerging Infectious Diseasesen_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNICABLE DISEASEen_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen_GB
dc.subject.otherMENINGITIS-
dc.subject.otherENCEPHALITIS-
dc.titleUnderreporting of viral encephalitis and viral meningitis, Ireland, 2005–2008en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEmerging Infectious Diseasesen_GB
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