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

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

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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.