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:
Diseases and their respective causative pathogens specified to be Infectious Diseases
GIVEN under my Official Seal,
8 September 2011.
Minister for Health.
(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)
• 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.