Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302982
Title:
Case definitions for notifiable diseases
Authors:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive
Publisher:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302982
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Introduction The 1947 Health Act entitles the Minister for Health to specify by regulation the diseases that are infectious diseases and covered by legislation (so-called notifiable diseases). The Principal Regulations are the Infectious Diseases Regulations 1981. The regulations require that a medical practitioner and a clinical director of a diagnostic laboratory, in notifying infectious diseases, shall have regard to the case definitions for infectious diseases circulated by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). Case definition means the set of clinical or microbiological characteristics by which a case of infectious disease is defined. HPSC is responsible for maintaining, updating and circulating the case definitions. This document sets out the case definitions for the notifiable diseases listed in the Schedule to the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 452 of 2011), which came into operation on 21 September 2011. The list of notifiable diseases is contained in the Appendix. The case definitions are based mainly on standardised European case definitions (Commission Decision 2008/426/EC). Where European definitions are not available, definitions from other sources are used or adapted. These other sources include Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net). It is expected that some case definitions may be amended from time to time; the up-to-date version of the case definitions and the up-to-date list of notifiable diseases may be found on the website of HPSC (www.hpsc.ie).
Keywords:
NOTIFIABLE DISEASE; MONITORING
Local subject classification:
DISEASE SURVEILLANCE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Protection Surveillance Centreen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-08T08:49:22Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-08T08:49:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302982-
dc.descriptionIntroduction The 1947 Health Act entitles the Minister for Health to specify by regulation the diseases that are infectious diseases and covered by legislation (so-called notifiable diseases). The Principal Regulations are the Infectious Diseases Regulations 1981. The regulations require that a medical practitioner and a clinical director of a diagnostic laboratory, in notifying infectious diseases, shall have regard to the case definitions for infectious diseases circulated by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). Case definition means the set of clinical or microbiological characteristics by which a case of infectious disease is defined. HPSC is responsible for maintaining, updating and circulating the case definitions. This document sets out the case definitions for the notifiable diseases listed in the Schedule to the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 452 of 2011), which came into operation on 21 September 2011. The list of notifiable diseases is contained in the Appendix. The case definitions are based mainly on standardised European case definitions (Commission Decision 2008/426/EC). Where European definitions are not available, definitions from other sources are used or adapted. These other sources include Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net). It is expected that some case definitions may be amended from time to time; the up-to-date version of the case definitions and the up-to-date list of notifiable diseases may be found on the website of HPSC (www.hpsc.ie).en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Protection Surveillance Centreen_GB
dc.subjectNOTIFIABLE DISEASEen_GB
dc.subjectMONITORINGen_GB
dc.subject.otherDISEASE SURVEILLANCEen_GB
dc.titleCase definitions for notifiable diseasesen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executiveen_GB
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