S.I. No. 452/2011 - Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

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S.I. No. 452/2011 - Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 13th September, 2011.
I, JAMES REILLY, Minister for Health in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 5 and 29 and by 31 (amended by section 34 of the Health Act 1953 (No. 26 of 1953)) of the Health Act 1947 (No. 28 of 1947) hereby make the following regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Regulations 2011.
2. These Regulations shall come into operation on the 21st day of September 2011.
3. The Schedule (amended by the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Regulations 2007 ( S.I. No. 559 of 2007 )) to the Infectious Diseases Regulations 1981 ( S.I. No. 390 of 1981 ) is amended by substituting the following Schedule for that Schedule:
SCHEDULE
Diseases and their respective causative pathogens specified to be Infectious Diseases
Disease
Causative Pathogen
Acute anterior poliomyelitis
Polio virus
Ano-genital warts
Human papilloma virus
Anthrax
Bacillus anthracis
Bacillus cereus food-borne infection/intoxication
Bacillus cereus
Bacterial meningitis (not otherwise specified)
Botulism
Clostridium botulinum
Brucellosis
Brucella species
Campylobacter infection
Campylobacter species
Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae infection (invasive)
Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (blood, CSF or other normally sterile site)
Chancroid
Haemophilus ducreyi
Chickenpox — hospitalised cases
Varicella-zoster virus
Chikungunya disease
Chikungunya virus
Chlamydia trachomatis infection (genital)
Chlamydia trachomatis
Cholera
Vibrio cholerae
Clostridium difficile infection
Clostridium difficile
Clostridium perfringens (type A) food-borne disease
Clostridium perfringens
Creutzfeldt Jakob disease
variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease
Cytomegalovirus infection (congenital)
Cytomegalovirus
Cryptosporidiosis
Cryptosporidium parvum, hominis
Dengue Fever
Dengue Virus
Diphtheria
Corynebacterium diphtheriae or ulcerans (toxin producing)
Echinococcosis
Echinococcus species
Enterococcal bacteraemia
Enterococcus species (blood)
Escherichia coli infection (invasive)
Escherichia coli (blood, CSF)
Giardiasis
Giardia lamblia
Gonorrhoea
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Granuloma inguinale
Klebsiella granulomatis
Haemophilus influenzae disease (invasive)
Haemophilus influenzae (blood, CSF or other normally sterile site)
Hepatitis A (acute) infection
Hepatitis A virus
Hepatitis B (acute and chronic) infection
Hepatitis B virus
Hepatitis C infection
Hepatitis C virus
Herpes simplex (genital)
Herpes simplex virus
Human immunodeficiency virus infection
Human immunodeficiency virus
Influenza
Influenza A and B virus
Klebsiella pneumoniae infection (invasive)
Klebsiella pneumoniae (blood or CSF)
Legionellosis
Legionella species
Leptospirosis
Leptospira species
Leprosy
Mycobacterium leprae
Listeriosis
Listeria monocytogenes
Lyme disease
Borrelia burgdorferi
Lymphogranuloma venereum
Chlamydia trachomatis
Malaria
Plasmodium falciparum, vivax, knowlesi, ovale, malariae
Measles
Measles virus
Meningococcal disease
Neisseria meningitidis
Mumps
Mumps virus
Non-specific urethritis
Noroviral infection
Norovirus
Paratyphoid
Salmonella paratyphi
Pertussis
Bordetella pertussis
Plague
Yersinia pestis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection (invasive)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (blood or CSF)
Q Fever
Coxiella burnetii
Rabies
Rabies virus
Respiratory syncytial virus infection
Respiratory syncytial virus
Rotavirus infection
Rotavirus
Rubella
Rubella virus
Salmonellosis
Salmonella spp other than S. Typhi and S. Paratyphi
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
SARS-associated coronavirus
Shigellosis
Shigella species
Smallpox
Variola virus
Staphylococcal food poisoning
Enterotoxigenic Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia
Staphylococcus aureus (blood)
Streptococcus group A infection (invasive)
Streptococcus pyogenes (blood, CSF or other normally sterile site)
Streptococcus group B infection (invasive)
Streptoccus agalactiae (blood, CSF or other normally sterile site)
Streptococcus pneumoniae infection (invasive)
Streptococcus pneumoniae (blood, CSF or other normally sterile site)
Syphilis
Treponema pallidum
Tetanus
Clostridium tetani
Toxoplasmosis
Toxoplasma gondii
Trichinosis
Trichinella species
Trichomoniasis
Trichomonas vaginalis
Tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
Tularemia
Francisella tularensis
Typhoid
Salmonella typhi
Typhus
Rickettsia prowazekii
Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection
Verotoxin producing Escherichia coli
Viral encephalitis
Viral meningitis
Viral haemorrhagic fevers
West Nile fever
West Nile virus
Yellow Fever
Yellow Fever virus
Yersiniosis
Yersinia enterocolitica, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
GIVEN under my Official Seal,
8 September 2011.
JAMES REILLY,
Minister for Health.
EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
The Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Regulations, 2011 amend the Schedule to the Infectious Diseases Regulations, 1981, (as amended), to remove acute infectious gastroenteritis from the list of infectious diseases which require to be notified; and to include a number of additional infectious diseases which require to be notified. The additional diseases are as follows:
• Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae infection (invasive)
• Chickenpox — hospitalised cases
• Chikungunya disease
• Clostridium difficile infection
• Cytomegalovirus infection (congenital)
• Dengue fever
• Human immunodeficiency virus infection
• Klebsiella pneumoniae infection (invasive)
• Leprosy
• Lyme disease
• Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection (invasive)
• Respiratory syncytial virus infection
• Rotavirus infection
• Streptococcus group B infection (invasive)
• Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection
• West Nile fever
The commencement date for the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Regulations is 21st September, 2011.

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