The management of Legionnaires' Disease in Ireland (2002)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302957
Title:
The management of Legionnaires' Disease in Ireland (2002)
Authors:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)
Publisher:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302957
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Legionnaires’ Report 6 Summary of Recommendations Legionnaires’ disease is a notifiable disease in Ireland as defined by the Infectious Disease Regulations 1981, revised in 1985, 1988 and 1996. When compared with other European countries Ireland’s notification rates are noticeably lower, particularly so in comparison with Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales with whom we share similar ecological factors including climate, geography and water quality. This would suggest that a major degree of under diagnosis and under reporting of legionnaires’ disease currently exists in Ireland. With this in mind the objectives of these guidelines are to enhance the care of patients with suspected or diagnosed legionnaires’ disease, improve the notification of such cases, and to safeguard the health of the general public by reducing the risk of exposure to legionella bacteria
Keywords:
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
Local subject classification:
LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE
ISSN:
0-9540177-2-2

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-08T08:26:11Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-08T08:26:11Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.issn0-9540177-2-2-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302957-
dc.descriptionLegionnaires’ Report 6 Summary of Recommendations Legionnaires’ disease is a notifiable disease in Ireland as defined by the Infectious Disease Regulations 1981, revised in 1985, 1988 and 1996. When compared with other European countries Ireland’s notification rates are noticeably lower, particularly so in comparison with Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales with whom we share similar ecological factors including climate, geography and water quality. This would suggest that a major degree of under diagnosis and under reporting of legionnaires’ disease currently exists in Ireland. With this in mind the objectives of these guidelines are to enhance the care of patients with suspected or diagnosed legionnaires’ disease, improve the notification of such cases, and to safeguard the health of the general public by reducing the risk of exposure to legionella bacteriaen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)en_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNICABLE DISEASEen_GB
dc.subject.otherLEGIONNAIRES DISEASEen_GB
dc.titleThe management of Legionnaires' Disease in Ireland (2002)en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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