Articles

Articles published in HPSC's bulletin Epi Insight are available to view at: http://www.hpsc.ie/epi-insight/ 

2018

A systematic review on the recent effects of migration from high TB incidence countries on the epidemiology of tuberculosis in low to medium incidence countries. PROSPERO Register [published May 2018]

Molecular surveillance of norovirus, 2005–16: an epidemiological analysis of data collected from the NoroNet network - The Lancet Infectious Diseases [Published online 25 Jan 2018]

2017

Acute herpes zoster and post herpetic neuralgia in primary care: a study of diagnosis, treatment and cost - European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, December 2017

Surveillance of Zika virus infection in the EU/EEA, June 2015 to January 2017 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 22, Issue 41, 12 October 2017

Decrease in the uptake of Seasonal Influenza Vaccine in persons aged 65 years and older in Ireland since the 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Pdm09 Pandemic - Irish Medical Journal, Volume 110, Number 9, October 2017

Disease Outcomes in a Cohort of Women Infected in Ireland by Hepatitis C-Contaminated anti-D Immunoglobulin during 1970s - Journal of Hepatology, Volume 67, Issue 6, [Published Online 23 Aug 2017]

The Uptake of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine In Irish Schools: The Impact Of Disadvantage – Irish Medical Journal, Volume 110, Number 7, July/August 2017

Hepatitis C virus seroprevalence and prevalence of chronic infection in the adult population in Ireland: a study of residual sera, April 2014 to February 2016 – Eurosurveillance, Volume 22, Issue 30, 27 July 2017        

Progression of hepatitis C in the haemophiliac population in Ireland, after 30 years of infection in the pre-DAA treatment era - Haemophilia, Volume 23, Issue 5, 27 July 2017

Legionnaires' disease in Europe, 2011 to 2015 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 22, Issue 27, 06 July 2017   

Hepatitis E virus infection in Europe: surveillance and descriptive epidemiology of confirmed cases, 2005 to 2015-  Eurosurveillance, Volume 22, Issue 26, 29 June 2017

Long-term follow-up of patients with spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C: does viral clearance mean cure? - Irish Medical Journal, Volume 110, Number 6, June 2017

Attributable mortality of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections in Ireland - Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 96, Issue 1, May 2017

Excess all-cause and influenza-attributable mortality in Europe, December 2016 to February 2017. – Eurosurveillance, Volume 22, Issue 14, 6 April 2017

Effect of high-valency pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on invasive pneumococcal disease in children in SpIDnet countries: an observational multicentre study. - Lancet Respir Med. 2017, 27 March 2017

Hepatitis C virus prevalence and level of intervention required to achieve the WHO targets for elimination in the European Union by 2030: a modelling study- The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Volume 2, Number 5, 14 March 2017

Letter to the editor: Increasing proportion of new HIV diagnoses in Ireland previously diagnosed elsewhere – potential impact on estimating incidence – Eurosurveillance, Volume 22, Issue 9, 02 March 2017

Incidence of hepatitis C among people who inject drugs in Ireland -Hepatology, Medicine and Policy, Volume 2, Issue 7, 26 January 2017

Knowledge of HIV PEP among healthcare workers in Ireland, 2016: room for improvement - Irish Medical Journal, Volume 110, Number.1, January 2017   

2016

Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infection, antimicrobial resistance and consumption trends in Ireland: 2008 to 2013 - European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Disease, Volume 35, Issue 11, November 2016

TB contact tracing associated with Air travel in Ireland, September 2011 to November 2014  – Eurosurveillance, Volume 22, Issue 40, 06 October 2016 

A population based study comparing changes in rotavirus burden on the Island of Ireland between a highly vaccinated population and an unvaccinated population – Vaccine, Volume 34, Issue 39, 02 September 2016

Hepatitis E virus: Assessment of the epidemiological situation in humans in Europe, 2014/15 - Journal of Clinical Virology, Volume 82, September 2016

Risk-adjusted antibiotic consumption in 34 public acute hospitals in Ireland, 2006-2014 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 21, Issue 32, 11 August 2016 

Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and use of antimicrobials in Irish intellectual disability long-term care facilities: 2013 – The Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 93, Issue 4, August 2016 

Low vaccination coverage for seasonal influenza and pneumococcal disease among adults at-risk and health care workers in Ireland 2013: The key role of GPs in recommending vaccination – Vaccine, Volume 34, Issue 32, 12 July 2016 

An ongoing measles outbreak linked to a suspected imported case, Ireland, April to June 2016 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 21, Issue 27, 7 July 2016

I-Move Multicentre Case–Control Study 2010/11 To 2014/15: Is There Within-Season Waning Of Influenza Type/Subtype Vaccine Effectiveness With Increasing Time Since Vaccination?- Eurosurveillance, Volume 21, Issue 16, 21 April 2016

Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli transmission in Ireland: a review of notified outbreaks, 2004–2012 - Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 144, Issue 5 April 2016

Serogroup-specific Seasonality of Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli, Ireland – Emerging Infectious Disease, Volume 22, Number 4, April 2016

Predominance of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus genetic subclade 6B.1 and influenza B/Victoria lineage viruses at the start of the 2015/16 influenza season in Europe. – Eurosurveillance, Volume 21 Issue 13, 31 March 2016

Vaccine effectiveness in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza in primary care patients in a season of co-circulation of influenza A(H1N1)PDM09, B and drifted A(H3N2), I-MOVE multicentre case-control study, Europe 2014/15 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 21, Issue 7, 18 February 2016

Reporting of acute flaccid paralysis in children under 15 years of age: improving surveillance, January 2009-December 2014. Irish Medical Journal, Volume 109, Number 2, February 2016

Whole Genome Sequencing Provides an Unambiguous Link between Salmonella Dublin Outbreak Strain and a Historical Isolate - Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 144Issue 3, February 2016

2015

The current state of introduction of HPV vaccination into national immunisation schedules in Europe: results of the VENICE 2008 survey – European Journal of Cancer, Volume 45, Issue 15, October 2015

Injection of new psychoactive substance snow blow associated with recently acquired HIV infections among homeless people who inject drugs in Dublin, Ireland, 2015 - Eurosurveillence, Volume 20, Issue 40, 08 October 2015 

Influenza surveillance in Europe: comparing intensity levels calculated using the moving epidemic method. - Influenza Other Respiratory Viruses, Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2015

VTEC Transmission in Ireland: a Review of Notified VTEC Outbreaks, 2004-2012 - Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 144, Issue 5, 18 September 2015

Large and prolonged food-borne multistate hepatitis A outbreak in Europe associated with consumption of frozen berries, 2013 to 2014 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 20, Issue 29, 23 July 2015 

Patients accessing ambulatory care for HIV-infection: epidemiology and prevalence assessment - Irish Medical Journal, Volume 108, Number 7, July/August 2015

Event-based surveillance of food- and waterborne diseases in Europe: A six years review of urgent inquiries, 2008-2013 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 20, Issue 25, 25 June 2015 

The European I-MOVE Multicentre 2013-2014 Case-Control Study. Homogeneous moderate influenza vaccine effectiveness against A(H1N1)pdm09 and heterogenous results by country against A(H3N2). – Vaccine, Volume 33, Issue 24, 4 June 2015 

A prolonged outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease in an exteneded Irish Traveller family across three Health Service Executive (HSE) areas in Ireland, 2010-2013 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 20, Issue 21, 28 May 2015 

Ciprofloxacin-Resistant Shigella sonnei associated with travel to India - Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 21, Number 5, May 2015

Follow up on infants born to women with hepatitis B in the National Maternity Hospital - Irish Medical Journal, Volume 108, Issue 5, May 2015

Additive effects of HLA alleles and innate immune genes determine viral outcome in HCV infection – Gut, Volume 64, Issue 5, May 2015 

Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in long-term care facilities: the Irish experience with the HALT surveys- The Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 89, Issue 4, April 2015 

Towards tuberculosis elimination: an action framework for low-incidence counties - European Respiratory Journal, Volume 45, Issue 4, 1 April 2015

Tuberculosis incidence in the Irish Traveller population in Ireland from 2002 to 2013 - Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 143, Issue 13, October 2015, [Published Online 12/2/15] 

Infant botulism due to C. butyricum type E toxin: a novel environmental association with pet terrapins - Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 143, Issue 3, February 2015

Multistate foodborne hepatitis A outbreak among European tourists returning from Egypt - need for reinforced vaccination recommendations, November 2012 to April 2013 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 20, Issue 4, 29 January 2015

Start of the 2014/15 influenza season in Europe: drifted influenza A(H3N2) viruses circulate as dominant subtype. – Eurosurveillance, Volume 20 Issue 4, 29 January 2015

2014

Outbreak of hepatitis A infection associated with the consumption of frozen berries, Ireland, 2013 - linked to an international outbreak - Eurosurveillance, Volume 19, Issue 43, 30 October 2014  

Describing readmissions to an ebola case management centre (CMC), Sierra Leone, 2014- Eurosurveillance, Volume 19, Issue 40, 09 October 2014 

A Multi-Country Outbreak of Salmonella Newport gastroenteritis in Europe associated with watermelon from Brazil, confirmed by whole genome sequencing: October 2011- January 2012 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 19, Issue 31, 07 August 2014 

The use of complementary and alternative medicine in an Irish cohort of people with an iatrogenic hepatitis C infection: Results from a health and lifestyle survey - Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Volume 22, Issue 4, August 2014 

Hepatitis C virus infection epidemiology among people who inject drugs in Europe: a systematic review of data for scaling up treatment and prevention- PLOS, 28 July 2014 

Investigation of an association between onset of narcolepsy and vaccination with pandemic influenza vaccine, Ireland April 2009-December 2010 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 19, Issue 17, 01 May 2014 

Seasonal influenza immunisation in Europe. Overview of recommendations and vaccination coverage for three seasons: pre-pandemic (2008/09), pandemic (2009/10) and post-pandemic (2010/11) - Eurosurveillance, Volume 19, Issue 16, 24 April 2014 

Non-invasive pneumococcal serotypes and antimicriobial susceptibilities in a paediatric hospital in the era of conjugate vaccines - Vaccine, Article in Press April 2014

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Uptake in HSE-Funded Hospitals and Nursing Homes During the 2011/2012 Influenza Season - Irish Medical Journal, Volume 103, Number 3, March 2014 *

Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Estimates In Europe In A Season With Three Influenza Type/Subtypes Circulating: The I-Move Multicentre Case–Control Study, Influenza Season 2012/13 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 19, Issue 6, 13 February 2014 

Sexually transmitted infections in adolescents in Ireland: data quality and completeness are improving- Journal of Family Planned Reproductive Health Care Volume 40, Issue 4, 2014 

2013

Influenza in hositalized children in Ireland in the pandemic and 2010/2011 season: risk factors for Pediatric Intensive Care Unit admission – Epidemiology and Infection, November 2013

Underreporting of Viral Encephalitis and Viral Meningitis, Ireland, 2005-2008 - Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 19, Issue 9, September 2013

Unequal access to vaccines in the WHO European Region during the A(H1N1) influenza pandemic in 2009- Vaccine, Volume 31, Issue 38, 28 August 2013 

Increased incidence of invasive group A streptococcal disease in Ireland, 2012 to 2013- Eurosurveillance, Volume 18, Issue 33, 15 August 2013

Leptospirosis in Ireland: annual incidence and exposures associated with infection - Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 143,Issue 4, April 2014 [Published Online 05 August 2013]

International outbreak investigation of Salmonella Heidelberg associated with in-flight catering - Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 142, Issue 4 April 2014, [Published Online 26 July 2013]

A national survey of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship structures in Irish long-term care facilities- American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 41, Issue 6, June 2013 

Investigation and management of an outbreak of salmonella typhimurium DT8 associated with duck eggs, Ireland, 2009-201- Eurosurveillance, Volume 18, Issue 16, 18 April 2013  

Catheter-related infection in Irish intensive care units diagnosed with HELICS criteria: a multi-centre surveillance study- Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 83, Issue 3, March 2013 

Early estimates of seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness in Europe: results from the I-MOVE multicentre case control study, 2012/13- Eurosurveillance, Volume 18, Issue 7, 14 February 2013 

High morbidity and mortality associated with an outbreak of influenza A(H3N2) in a psycho-geriatric facility- Epidemiology & Infection, Volume 141, Issue 2, February 2013

Low and decreasing vaccine effectiveness against influenza A(H3) in 2011/2012 among vaccination target groups in Europe: Results from the IMOVE multicentre case control study - Eurosurveillance, Volume 18, Issue 5, 31 January 2013 

A snapshot of genetic lineages of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Ireland over a two-year period, 2010 and 2011 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 18, Issue 3, 17 January 2013

2012

Use of a geographic information system to map cases of measles in real-time during an outbreak in Dublin, Ireland, 2011 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 17, Issue 49, 6 December 2012

Pooling European all-cause mortality: methodology and findings for the seasons 2008/2009 to 2010/2011- Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 141, Issue 9, September 2013[Published Online 27 November 2012]

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Irish critical care units: results of a pilot prevalence survey, June 2011- Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 83, Issue 1, January 2013 [Published Online 11 November 2012] 

Molecular epidemiology of multi- and extensively-drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Ireland, 2001-2014- The Journal of Infection, October 2012 

I-MOVE: a European network to measure the effectiveness of influenza vaccines. – Eurosurveillance, Volume 17 Issue 39, 27 September 2012

Variation in adult vaccination policies across Europe: An overview from VENICE network on vaccine recommendations, funding and coverage -  Vaccine, Volume 30, Issue 35, 27 July 2012 

Elucidating the Epidemiology of Human Salmonellosis: The Value of Systematic Laboratory Characterisation of Isolates- Agricultural and Biological Sciences "Salmonella - Distribution, Adaptation, Control Measures and Molecular Technologies", book edited by Bassam A. Annous and Joshua B. Gurtler, ISBN 978-953-51-0661-6, Published: July 18, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license 

Re-infection following sustained virological response with a different hepatitis C virus genotype: implications for infection control policy - Clinical Kidney Journal, Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2012

High morbidity and mortality associated with an outbreak of influenza A(H3N2) in a psycho-geriatric facility-  Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 141, Issue 2, February 2013 [Published online 17 April 2012]

Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis of Listeria monocytogenes isolates of clinical, animal, food, and environmental origin from Ireland –Journal of Medical Microbiology, Volume 61, Issue 4, 01 April 2012

Healthcare-associated infection in Irish long-term care facilities: results from the First National Prevalence Study. Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 80, Issue 30, 03 March 2012

Overrepresentation of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus among severe influenza cases in the 2011/12 season in four European countries - Eurosurveillance, Volume 17, Issue 9, 01 March 2012

Blood-borne virus transmission in healthcare settings in Ireland: review of patient notification exercises 1997-2011- Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 80,Issue 3, March 2012 

Health technology assessments on human papillomavirus vaccinations in Europe: a Survey from VENICE network- Italian Journal of Public Health, Volume 9, Number 1, 2012 

Isolation of NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Ireland, July 2011- Eurosurveillance, Volume 17, Issue 7, 17 February 2012

Effectiveness of 2010/2011 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine in Ireland - Irish Medical Journal, Volume 105, Issue 2, February 2012

Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccination policies and coverage in Europe-Eurosurveillance, Volume 17, Issue 4, 26 January 2012

Comparative seroepidemiology of diphtheria in six European countries and Israel - Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 141, Issue 1, January 2012  

2011

I-MOVE Multi-Centre Case Control Study 2010-11: Overall and Stratified Estimates of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Europe - PLoS Medicine, Volume 6, Issue 1, November 2011

Cost-effectiveness of universal rotavirus vaccination in reducing rotavirus gastroenteritis in Ireland – Vaccine, Volume 29, Issue 43, 06 October 2011 

Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease in Ireland, 2004-2010 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 16, Issue 41, 13 October 2011 

Evaluation of screening risk and non-risk patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on admission in an acute care hospital- American Journal of Infection Control , Volume 40 , Issue 5, June 2012 [Published Online 02 October 2011]

Healthcare-associated infection in Irish long-term care facilities: results from the First National Prevalence Study. Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 80, Issue 3,19 September 2011

Determination of the burden of hepatitis C Virus in Ireland - Epidemiology and Infection Volume 140, Issue 8, August 2012  [Published online 19 September 2011]

PCR ribotype prevalence and molecular basis of macrolide–lincosamide–streptogramin B (MLSB) and fluoroquinolone resistance in Irish clinical Clostridium difficile isolates - Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Volume 66, Issue 9, 01 September 2011

Nosocomial outbreak of hepatitis B virus infection involving two hospitals in the Republic of Ireland - Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 78, Issue 04, August 2011

An investigation of the subtype diversity of clinical isolates of Irish Clostridium difficile ribotypes 027 and 078 by repetitive-extragenic palindromic PCR. – Journal of Medical Microbiology, Volume 60, Issue 8, 01 August 2011

Potential role of asymptomatic kitchen food handlers during a food-borne outbreak of norovirus infection, Dublin, Ireland, March 2009 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 16, Issue 30, 28 July 2011

First isolation and outbreak of OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in an Irish hospital, March to June 2011 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 16, Issue 29, 21 July 2011

Serotype distribution of Streptococcus pneumoniae causing invasive disease in the Republic of Ireland - Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 139, Issue 5, May 2011

Are European immunisation programmes recession proof?- Eurosurveillance, Volume 16, Issue 17, 28 April 2011 

Innate immune genes synergize to predict increased risk of chronic disease in hepatitis C virus infection- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Volume 108, Issue 14, 5 April 2011 

Multiplex PCR to determine Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes causing otitis media in the Republic of Ireland with further characterisation of antimicrobial susceptibilities and genotypes- European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Disease, Volume 30, Issue 3, March 2011 

First reported cases of human adenovirus serotype 14p1 infection, Ireland, October 2009 to July 2010 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 16, Issue 8, 24 February 2011

Reliable surveillance of tick-borne encephalitis in European countries is necessary to improve the quality of vaccine recommendations.- Vaccine, Volume 29, Issue 6, 01February 2011

Estimates of Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Europe, 2009–2010: Results of Influenza Monitoring Vaccine Effectiveness in Europe (I-MOVE) Multicentre Case-Control Study - PLoS Medicine, Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2011

2010

Initial surveillance of 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic in the European Union and European Economic Area, April-September 2009. – Eurosurveillance, Volume 15,Issue 49, 9 December 2010

Epidemiology, clinical characteristics and resource implications of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in intensive care units in Ireland - Critical Care and Resuscitation, Volume 12, Issue 4, December 2010

First identified case of VIM-producing Cabapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Republic of Ireland associated with fatal outcome - Eurosurveillance, Volume 15, Issue 50, December 2010 

The current state of introduction of human papillomavirus vaccination into national immunisation schedules in Europe: first results of the VENICE2 2010 survey.- Eurosurveill, Volume 15, Issue 47, 25 November 2010

2015/16 I-MOVE/I-MOVE+ multicentre case control study in Europe: moderate vaccine effectiveness estimates against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and low estimates against lineage mismatched influenza B among children. - Influenza Other Respiratory Viruses, 10 November 2010

Differences in national influenza vaccination policies across the European Union, Norway and Iceland 2008-2009- Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 44, 04 November 2010

Investigation of Pontiac-like illness in office workers during an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, 2008 –Epidemiology & Infection, Volume 138, Issue, November 2010 [Published Online 5 March 2010] 

The system for HIV notification in Ireland: should voluntary read statutory? Irish Journal of Medical Science - Irish Journal of Medical Science, Volume 17, 9 October 2010

Salmonella enterica serovar Agona European outbreak associated with a food company- Epidemiology & Infection, Volume 139, Issue 8 August 2011 [Published Online 18 October 2010]

Effectiveness of swine flu vaccine measured - Forum, October 2010

Clostridium difficile infection in the Republic of Ireland: results of a 1-month national surveillance and ribotyping project, March 2009 - Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Volume 31, Issue 10, October 2010

An integrated clinical microbiology service ensures optimal early empirical antimicrobial therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection- Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Volume 31, Issue 9, September 2010

Completeness and timeliness of Salmonella notifications in Ireland in 2008: a cross sectional study- BMC Public Health, Volume 10, Issue 568, 22 September 2010

Varicella infection and the impact of late entry into the Irish healthcare system. Journal of Infection and Public Health, Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2010

Pertussis outbreak in northwest Ireland, January-June 2010 - Euro Surveillance, Volume 15, Issue 35, 2 September 2010

Infection due to C. difficile ribotype 078: first report of cases in the Republic of Ireland – The Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 75, Issue 4, August 2010

Surveillance and endemic vancomycin-resistant enterococci: some success in control is possible- The Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 75, Issue 3, July 2010

Hepatitis B immunisation programmes in European Union, Norway and Iceland: Where we were in 2009? - Vaccine, Volume 28, Issue 28, June 2010

When are the hands of healthcare workers positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus? The Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 75, Issue 2, June 2010

Combined audit of hospital antibiotic use and a prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infection – Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 48, Issue 5, May 2010

Enhanced discrimination of highly clonal ST22-methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus IV isolates achieved by combining spa, dru, and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis typing data - Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 16, Issue 5, May 2010

Spread of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infection within a family: implications for antibiotic therapy and prevention- Journal of Medical Microbiology, Volume 59, Issue 4, 01 April 2010

The effect of rapid screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on the identification and earlier isolation of MRSA-positive patients - Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Volume 44, Issue 3, April 2010

A cluster of Legionnaires' disease and associated Pontiac fever morbidity in office workers, Dublin, June-July 2008 – Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 15 April 2010 

Spotlight on measles 2010: Measles outbreak in Ireland 2009-2010 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 15, Issue 9, 4 March 2010

Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease, Europe, 1996-2006 – Emerging Infectious Disease, Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010

Controlling the spread of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negatives: therapeutic approach and infection control - Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 16, Number 2, February 2010

First report of sudden death due to myocarditis caused by adenovirus serotype 3- Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Volume 48, Number 2, February 2010

2009

Surveillance of the first 205 confirmed hospitalised cases of pandemic H1N1 influenza in Ireland, 28 April – 3 October 2009 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 44, 05 November 2009

Chlamydia trachomatis infection and sexual behaviour among female students attending higher education in the Republic of Ireland – BCM Public Health, Volume 9, 29 October 2009

Progress in the surveillance of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Europe: 2001-2008 – Eurosurveillance, Volume 14 Issue 40, 8 October 2009

Fighting the flu - HSE Health Matters, Autumn 2009

Kinetics of host immune responses and cytomegalovirus resistance in a liver transplant patient - Liver Transplantation, Volume 15, Issue 10, 29 September 2009

Enhanced surveillance of initial cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in Ireland, April - July 2009 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 38, 24 September 2009

A comparison of hepatitis B seroepidemiology in ten European countries-  Epidemiology & Infection, Volume 137, Issue 7, July 2009

Development of a real-time RT-PCR for the detection of swine-lineage influenza A (H1N1) virus infections – Journal of Clinical Virology, Volume 45, Issue 3, July 2009

Clinical and epidemiological aspects of parvovirus B19 infections in Ireland, January 1996-June 2008. - Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 25, 25 June 2009

Vaccine adverse event monitoring systems across the European Union countries: time for unifying efforts - Vaccine, Volume 27, Issue 25-26, 26 May 2009

National pneumococcal vaccination programmes for children in Europe, 2001-2007: update from Ireland.- Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 18, 07 May 2009

National hand hygiene campaigns in Europe, 2000-2009 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 17, 30 April 2009

Oseltamivir-resistant influenza virus A (H1N1), Europe, 2007-08 season. – Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 15 Number 4, April 2009

First identification of Class A carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Republic of Ireland - Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 13, April 2009

Guidance for Control of Infections with Carbapenem-Resistant or Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Acute Care Facilities - MMWR, Volume 58, Issue 10, March 2009

Challenges of Implementing National Guidelines for the Control and Prevention of Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization or Infection in Acute Care Hospitals in the Republic of Ireland - Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Volume 30, Issue 9, March 2009

Epidemiology of human cryptosporidiosis in Ireland. 2004-2006: analysis of national notification data- Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 8, 26 February 2009

Risk Factors for sporadic Campylobacter infection: an all-Ireland case-control study- Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 7, 19 February 2009

Botulism in injecting drug users, Dublin, Ireland, November-December 2008 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 8, 08 January 2009

Measles in Europe: an epidemiological assessment - The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 7 January 2009

Molecular epidemiology of circulating measles virus in Ireland 2002-2007 – Journal of Medical Virology, Volume 81, Issue 1, January 2009 

2008

Management of Clostridium difficile infection--medical or surgical? – The Surgeon, Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2008

Establishment of a national database to link epidemiological and molecular data from norovirus outbreaks in Ireland – Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 136, Issue 11, November 2008

Import of norovirus infections in the Netherlands and Ireland following pilgrimages to Lourdes, 2008 preliminary report - Eurosurveillance, Volume 13, Issue 44, 30 October 2008

National Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Survey in Europe, 2008 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 13, Issue 43, 23 October 2008

Low coverage of seasonal influenza in the elderly in many European countries - Eurosurveillance, Volume 13, Issue 41, 09 October 2008

Performance indicators and the public reporting of healthcare-associated infection rates – Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2008

Increase in VTEC cases in the south of Ireland: link to private wells? - Eurosurveillance, Volume 13, Issue 39, 25 September 2008

Economic evaluation of a universal childhood pneumococcal conjugate vaccination strategy in Ireland- Value in Health, Volume 11, Issue 5, September 2008

Significant prevalence and genetic diversity of norovirus infection in Irish children – Paediatric Research, Volume 64, Issue 3, 1  September 2008

Analysis of integrated virological and epidemiological reports of norovirus outbreaks collected within the Foodborne Viruses in Europe network from 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2006 – Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Volume 46, Issue 9, September 2008

A multi-country oubreak of salmonella agona, February-August 2008 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 13, Issue 33, 14 August 2008

Introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination into national immunisation schedules in Europe: Results of the VENICE 2007 survey - Eurosurveillance, Volume 13, Issue 33, 14August 2008

Update of Clostridium difficile infection due to PCR ribotype 027 in Europe, 2008 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 13, Issue 31, 31 July 2008

Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis: first report of a case in Ireland – Eurosurveillance, Volume 13, Issue 20, 24 July 2008

Four Country Healthcare Associated Infection Prevalence Survey 2006: overview of the results – Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 69, Issue 3, July 2008

Four Country Healthcare Associated Infection Prevalence Survey 2006: risk factor analysis – Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 69, Issue 3, July 2008

Hospital Infection Society Prevalence Survey of Healthcare Associated Infection 2006: comparison of results between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. - Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 69, Issue 3, July 2008

Salmonella infections associated with reptiles: the current situation in Europe - Eurosurveillance 2008 Volume 13, Issue 13 12 June 2008

Cost effectiveness of hepatitis B vaccination strategies in Ireland: an economic evaluation – European Journal of Public Health, Volume 18, Issue 3, 1 June 2008

Campylobacter spp. in conventional broiler flocks in Northern Ireland: Epidemiology and risk factors – Preventative Veterinary Medicine, Volume 84, Issue 3-4, 15 May 2008

Mumps in Ireland 2004-2008 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 13, Issue 18, 30 April 2008

Laboratory diagnosis of Clostridium difficile-associated disease in the Republic of Ireland: a survey of Irish microbiology laboratories – Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 68, issue 4, April 2008 

Data quality of 5 years of central norovirus outbreak reporting in the European Network for food-borne viruses – Journal of Public Health (Oxford), Volume 30,Issue1, 1 March 2008

Towards elimination: measles susceptibility in Australia and 17 European countries - Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Volume 86, Number 3, March 2008 

Comparison of rubella seroepidemiology in 17 countries: progress towards international disease control targets - Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Volume 6, Number 2, February 2008

Tumour necrosis factor-alpha and tuberculosis: guidance from the National TB Advisory Committee- Irish Medical Journal, Volume 101, Issue 1, January 2008

2007

Risk groups and uptake of influenza and pneumoccocal vaccine in Ireland - Eurosurveillance, Volume 12, Issue 12, 01 December 2007

Problems in the Interpretation of serological results of Hepatitis B Testing during an incident of Hepatitis B Virus reactivation in a dialysis unit - Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Volume 28, Number 12, December 2007

Vancomycin administration: the impact of multidisciplinary interventions – Journal of Clinical Pathology, volume 60, Issue 10, October 2007

Newly qualified doctors' knowledge about MRSA: uncertainty regarding management in the community – The Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 66, Issue 2, June 2007

A large outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in western Ireland linked to public water supply: a preliminary report - Eurosurveillance, Volume 12, Issue 18, 03 May 2007

New eyes: improving Europe's infectious disease surveillance - Eurosurveillance, Volume 12, Issue 5, 01 May 2007

The current status of HPV and rotavirus vaccines in national immunisation schedules in the EU--preliminary results of a VENICE survey - Eurosurveillance, Volume 12, Issue 17, 26 April 2007

Hepatitis B reactivation in an Irish dialysis unit, 2005 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 12, Issue 4, April 2007

Mumps Virus Vaccines: WHO Position Paper - Weekly Epidemiological Record, No. 7, 16 Feb 2007

Venice: Europe's new network for vaccination - Eurosurveillance, Volume 12, Issue 3, 18 January 2007

Hepatitis A antibody prevalence among people with an intellectual disability in Ireland - Eurosurveillance, Volume 12, Issue 1, January 2007

2006

Use of a fourth generation HIV assay for routine screening - the first years’ experience – Journal of Infection, Volume 53, Issue 6, December 2006

Trends in penicillin and macrolide resistance among pneumococci in the UK and the Republic of Ireland in relation to antibiotic sales to pharmacies and dispensing doctors- International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Volume 28, issue 4, October 2006

Survey of acute hospital infection control resources and service in the Republic of Ireland - Journal of Hospital Infections, Volume 64, issue 1, September 2006

Epidemiological findings and medical, legal, and public health challenges of an investigation of severe soft tissue infections and deaths among injecting drug users -- Ireland, 2000 – Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 134, Issue 4, August 2006

Therapeutic drug monitoring of vancomycin in patients receiving haemodialysis: time for a change - Journal of Clinical Pathology, Volume 59, Issue 6, 01 June 2006

Rise in antimicrobial resistance in invasive isolates of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus faecium in Ireland - Eurosurveillance, Volume 11, Issue 15, 13 April 2006

Self-medication with antimicrobial drugs in Europe – Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 12, Issue 3, March 2006

Environmental regulation of biofilm development in methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates- Journal of Hospital Infections, Volume 62, issue 1, January 2006

2005

The genetics of staphylococcal biofilm formation - will a greater understanding of pathogenesis lead to better management of device-related infection? – Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 11, Issue 12, December 2005

Outbreak of Salmonella Goldcoast affecting tourists exposed in Majorca from the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark - Eurosurveillance, Volume 10, Issue 43, 27 October 2005

The investigation of acute gastroenteritis in general practice: a survey of general practitioners in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland – European Journal of General Practice, Volume 11, Issue 3-4, September – December 2005 

Vaccination catch-up campaign in response to recent increase in Hib infection in Ireland - Eurosurveillance, Volume 10, issue 9, 29 September 2005

Impact of the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System on the development of a national programme to monitor resistance in Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumonia in Ireland, 1999-2003 – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Volume 24, Issue 7, July 2005

Genomic diversity of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates from the intensive care unit – Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 11, Issue 7, July 2005

Outbreak of shigellosis in Irish holidaymakers associated with travel to Egypt - Eurosurveillance, Volume 10, Issue 26, 30 June 2005

Evidence for low temperature regulation of biofilm formation in Staphylococcus epidermidis – Journal of Medical Microbiology, Volume 54, Issue 5, 01 May 2005

Evidence for icaADBC-independent biofilm development mechanism in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates - Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Volume 43, Issue4, April 2005

Climate variability and campylobacter infection: an international study – International Journal of Biometeorology, Volume 49, Issue 4, March 2005

Increased influenza activity in Ireland, January 2005 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 10, Issue 3, 20 January 2005

Parents' knowledge of and attitude towards the primary childhood immunisations - Irish Medical Journal, Volume 98, Issue 1, January 2005 *

2004

Increase in mumps in Ireland in late 2004 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 8, Issue 52, 23 December 2004

The epidemiology of infectious syphilis in the Republic of Ireland - Eurosurveillance, Volume 9, Issue 12, December 2004

An after-hours clinical liaison blood culture service - is it worth it? - Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 10, Issue 10, October 2004.

Measles increase in Ireland, 2004 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 8, Issue 39, 23 September 2004

Two linked cases of West Nile virus (WNV) acquired by Irish tourists in the Algarve, Portugal - Eurosurveillance, Volume 8, Issue 32, 05 August 2004

Antimicrobial susceptibility of invasive isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Ireland – Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 10, Issue 7, July 2004.

Genetic and phenotypic analysis of biofilm phenotypic variation in multiple Staphylococcus epidermidis – Journal of Medical Microbiology, Volume 53, Issue 5, 01 May 2004

Childhood immunisation in Ireland: where to now?- Irish Medical Journal, Volume 97, Issue 5, May 2004 *

Acute gastroenteritis in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: a telephone survey – Communicable diseases and Public Health, Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2004

Pertussis--going, going, but not gone: thirteen year trends in the incidence of pertussis in the Republic of Ireland and North Eastern Health Board – Irish Medical Journal, Volume 97, Issue 2, February 2004

Meningococcal disease in Ireland since the introduction of meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccination - Eurosurveillance, Volume 8, Issue 5, 29 January 2004

Changes to notification of infectious diseases in Ireland - Eurosurveillance, Volume 8, Issue 1, 02 January 2004

2003

Incidence of STIs continues to rise in the Republic of Ireland – Eurosurveillance Volume 8, Issue 116 October 2003

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Campylobacter spp. isolated from broiler chickens in Northern Ireland – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Volume 7, Issue 42, 01 August  2003  

A twelve-year review of central nervous system bacterial abscesses; presentation and aetiology - Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 9, Issue 8, August 2003

Recent trends in measles in the Republic of Ireland - Eurosurveillance Volume 7, Issue 8, 20 February 2003

An outbreak of Norwalk-like viral gastroenteritis in holidaymakers travelling to Andorra, January-February 2002 – Eurosurveillance Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2003 

2002 

Increased respiratory syncytial virus activity in Ireland - Eurosurveillance, Volume 6, Issue 49, 5 December 2002

Legionnaires' disease in Ireland--a cause for concern? – Irish Medical Journal, Volume 95, Issue 10, November- December 2002 *

Environmental regulation of biofilm formation in intensive care unit isolates of Staphylococcus epidermidis – The Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 52, Issue 3, November 2002

Outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease among coach tour passengers, Ireland - Eurosurveillance, Volume 6, Issue 38, 19 September 2002

Unexplained illness among injecting drug users in Dublin: a case-control study – Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, Volume 56, Issue 8, August 2002

Tuberculosis in the Republic of Ireland at the end of the 1990s. – Irish Medical Journal, Volume 95, Issue5, May 2002 *

Gastroenteritis in holidaymakers returning from Andorra, January-February 2002- Eurosurveillance, Volume 6, Issue 10, 07 March 2002

Sixteen years' surveillance of surgical sites in an Irish acute care hospital – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Volume 23, Issue 1, 01 January 2002

2001

Day-care and meningococcal disease in young children – Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 127, Issue 3, December 2001

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