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EPI-Insight, Volume 11, 2010

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Volume 11, Issue 12, December 2010
This issue contains:

  • Vectorborne diseases emerging in Europe 
  • Data shows decrease in uptake of meningitis vaccines
  • World AIDS day - HPSC publishes latest figures 
  • Report on healthcare associated infection in long-term care facilities published 
  • International news in brief 
  • Latest HPSC reports

Volume 11, Issue 11, November 2010
This issue contains:

  • HPSC publishes report on imported malaria in Ireland
  • Polio outbreak in European region - no time for complacency about immunisation
  • Vaccination recommendations for Saudi Arabia - Hajj 2010
  • New European hepatitis B and C reports published
  • Latest HPSC reports

Volume 11, Issue 10, October 2010
This issue contains:

  • National Hepatitis C Database Report for 2010 published 
  • Safe injection practices outlined 
  • Update on a nationwide Salmonella Typhimurium DT8 outbreak associated with duck eggs 
  • Safe patient care course a great success 
  • Latest HPSC reports

Volume 11, Issue 9, September 2010
This issue contains:

  • Epidemiology of Verotoxigenic E.coli in Ireland, 2009 
  • National Summary of Influenza Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccination in Ireland- Provisional data 
  • HPSC pandemic survey to aid future website communication during public health emergencies 
  • Guidelines on transmission of blood-borne viruses in haemodialysis, CAPD and renal transplantation settings published 
  • Belfast Microbiologist, Ed Smyth to retire in September 
  • Latest HPSC reports  

Volume 11, Issue 8, August 2010
This issue contains:

  • Probable measles transmission during transatlantic travel 
  • Burden of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease declines since introduction of vaccine 
  • International paediatric surveillance conference to be held in Dublin on October 7th 
  • Health Protection 2010 to be held in September 
  • Latest HPSC reports 

Volume 11, Issue 7, July 2010
This issue contains:

  • Infants should not be given honey due to botulism risk 
  • Outpatient Antibiotic Use in Ireland, 2009 
  • New Surgical Infection Prevention Website 
  • Continued decrease in hospital antibiotic usage rates 
  • Opinions sought on guidelines for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia 
  • Antimicrobial consumption point-prevalence study 2009 results from Irish hospitals 
  • Legionnaires’ disease and windscreen wiper fluid 
  • HPSC takes further step to make information freely and widely available 
  • Latest HPSC reports

Volume 11, Issue 6, June 2010
This issue contains:

  • HPSC publishes new national Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Ireland
  • First ever infection control course for non specialist healthcare workers
  • Vaccine causes big drop in cases of invasive pneumococcal disease
  • HPSC completes training days for participants in major European infections study
  • Eleven measles deaths in Europe in first three months of 2010  

 
Volume 11, Issue 5, May 2010
This issue contains: 

  • Nationwide Salmonella Typhimurium DT8 outbreak linked to duck eggs 
  • WHO World Hand Hygiene Day – 5th May 2010 
  • 1847 - Ignaz Semmelweis discovers that cleaning hands save lives 
  • The 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene 
  • Increase in alcohol hand rub use indicates rise in hand hygiene activity 
  • Opinions sought on draft guidelines to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections 
  • World Malaria Day - April 25th 2010 - HPSC publishes latest malaria figures 
  • Measles information leaflet for Traveller community published
  • Latest HPSC reports

Volume 11, Issue 4, April 2010
This issue contains: 

  • Epidemiology of TB in Ireland, 2007 
  • Voluntary Antenatal HIV testing in Ireland: Results of the screening programme, 2002 to 2008 
  • HPSC publishes information leaflet on tick bites and Lyme Disease 
  • Latest HPSC reports
Volume 11, Issue 3, March 2010
This issue contains:   
  • HPSC nurse wins place on prestigious international infection control programme 
  • Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile in Ireland: May 2008 - Dec 2009 
  • Indigenous salmonellosis low in Ireland 
  • New guidelines will make a real difference in fight against hospital infections 
  • US experts to lead course in healthcare-associated infection 
  • Participants sought for European study into infections at long term care facilities 
  • Latest HPSC reports  

Volume 11, Issue 2, February 2010
This issue contains: 

  • More older people availing of seasonal influenza vaccine
  • Anthrax identified in heroin users in Scotland 
  • Applicants sought for ECDC training programme 
  • Latest HPSC reports 

Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2010
This issue contains: 

  • Nationwide salmonella cluster under investigation
  • National measles outbreak continues to escalate 
  • Number of shigellosis cases in Ireland remain low 
  • Invasive bacterial infections during winter months 
  • Latest HPSC reports 


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