Cryptosporidiosis Sub-Committee

Terms of Reference

  1. To review recommendations of the Report of Waterborne Cryptosporidiosis Subcommittee of the Scientific Advisory Committee produced in 2005.
  2. To review the evidence relating to the public health risk assessment and response to the detection of Cryptosporidium in drinking water supplies.
  3. To review the evidence relating to the public health risk assessment and response to cryptosporidiosis linked to swimming pools and direct animal contact.
  4. To review the systems whereby contamination of pristine source water can be minimised
  5. To review advice on prevention strategies that would minimise the risk in the general population, and in target groups such as immunocompromised individuals.

Membership
Dr Paul McKeown, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, HPSC (Chair)

Ms Louise Barry, Medical Scientist, AMLS

Mr John Carley, Carlow County Council

Dr Eoghan de Barra, Specialist Registrar in Infectious Disease, IDSI

Ms Ann Dolan, Galway County Council

Dr Una Fallon, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, RCPI

Mr Oliver Fogarty, Dept of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government

Dr Patricia Garvey, Surveillance Scientist, HPSC

Dr Karl McDonald, FSAI

Dr Patricia McDonald, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, SE Water Group

Dr Eleanor McNamara, Consultant Microbiologist, ISCM

Professor Grace Mulcahy, UCD

Mr Ger O Leary, EPA

Ms Grainne Parker, Communicable Disease Control Nurse, IPS

Mr Ray Parle, Principal Environmental Health Officer, EHOA

Last updated: 15 August 2013