National guidelines for the control of Legionellosis in Ireland, 2009

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302962
Title:
National guidelines for the control of Legionellosis in Ireland, 2009
Authors:
Subcommittee of the Scientific Advisory Committee
Publisher:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)
Issue Date:
Jul-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302962
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Under the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 707 of 2003), which came into effect on 1 January 2004, laboratory and clinical notification of legionellosis (includes legionnaires’ disease and pontiac fever) is mandatory. It is also mandatory for a medical practitioner and a clinical director of a diagnostic laboratory to notify the medical officer of health of any unusual clusters/outbreaks of legionellosis. The Scientific Advisory Committee of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre was requested by the Department of Health and Children to review the national guidance on legionnaires’ disease following the publication of an independently chaired report on legionellosis at Waterford Regional Hospital in 2003, in order that any revisions required to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre document might be made. In light of this, it was agreed to re-establish the Legionnaires’ Disease Subcommittee to review the guidelines which were originally published in 2002.
Keywords:
INFECTION CONTROL; COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
Local subject classification:
LEGIONELLOSIS
ISSN:
978-0-9551236-4-1

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSubcommittee of the Scientific Advisory Committeeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-08T08:31:47Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-08T08:31:47Z-
dc.date.issued2009-07-
dc.identifier.issn978-0-9551236-4-1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302962-
dc.descriptionUnder the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 707 of 2003), which came into effect on 1 January 2004, laboratory and clinical notification of legionellosis (includes legionnaires’ disease and pontiac fever) is mandatory. It is also mandatory for a medical practitioner and a clinical director of a diagnostic laboratory to notify the medical officer of health of any unusual clusters/outbreaks of legionellosis. The Scientific Advisory Committee of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre was requested by the Department of Health and Children to review the national guidance on legionnaires’ disease following the publication of an independently chaired report on legionellosis at Waterford Regional Hospital in 2003, in order that any revisions required to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre document might be made. In light of this, it was agreed to re-establish the Legionnaires’ Disease Subcommittee to review the guidelines which were originally published in 2002.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)en_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNICABLE DISEASEen_GB
dc.subject.otherLEGIONELLOSISen_GB
dc.titleNational guidelines for the control of Legionellosis in Ireland, 2009en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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