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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, October 2017 Vol 110 Number 9

Letter to the editor: Increasing proportion of new HIV diagnoses in Ireland previously diagnosed elsewhere – potential impact on estimating incidence O'Donnell K, Igoe D. Euro Surveill. 2017;22(9) 


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 

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

Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli transmission in Ireland: a review of notified outbreaks, 2004–2012 - Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 144, Issue 5 April 2016, pp. 917-926

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. IMJ February 2016, Vol 109 No. 2


Injection of new psychoactive substance snow blow associated with recently acquired HIV infections among homeless people who inject drugs in Dublin, Ireland, 2015 Giese C, Igoe D, Gibbons Z, Hurley C, Stokes S, McNamara S, Ennis O, O’Donnell K, Keenan E, De Gascun C, Lyons F, Ward M, Danis K, Glynn R, Waters A, Fitzgerald M, on behalf of the outbreak control team. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(40). 

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

Ciprofloxacin-Resistant Shigella sonnei associated with travel to India - Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol 21, No 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

Tuberculosis incidence in the Irish Traveller population in Ireland from 2002 to 2013 - Epidemiology and Infection [published online 12/2/15] 


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  

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 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, Vol 19, Issue 9, September 2013

Leptospirosis in Ireland: annual incidence and exposures associated with infection - Epidemiology and Infection, FirstView 05 August 2013

International outbreak investigation of Salmonella Heidelberg associated with in-flight catering - Epidemiology and Infection, July 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, 2013 Jan; 18(3), Article 4


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

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

Healthcare-associated infection in Irish long-term care facilities: results from the First National Prevalence Study. J Hosp Infect. 2012 Mar;80(3):212-6. Cotter M, Donlon S, Roche F, Byrne H, Fitzpatrick F.

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

Re-infection following sustained virological response with a different hepatitis C virus genotype: implications for infection control policy - Michelle M. O'Shaughnessy; John A. O'Regan; Frank E. Murray; Jeff A. Connell; Margaret P. Duffy; Veronica M. Francis; Sharon Dwyer; Lelia M. Thornton; Peter J. Conlon, Clinical Kidney Journal 2012

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


I-MOVE Multi-Centre Case Control Study 2010-11: Overall and Stratified Estimates of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Europe - PLoS Medicine, 6(11) November 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. September 2011; 66(9):1976-1982. Solomon K, Fanning S, McDermott S, Murray S, Scott L, Martin A, Skally M, Burns K, Kuijper E, Fitzpatrick F, Fenelon L, Kyne L

Determination of the burden of hepatitis C Virus in Ireland - Epidemiology and Infection [Published online 19 September 2011]

An investigation of the subtype diversity of clinical isolates of Irish Clostridium difficile ribotypes 027 and 078 by repetitive-extragenic palindromic PCR. Solomon K, Murray S, Scott L, McDermott S, Drudy D, Martin A, O'Donoghue C, Skally M, Burns K, Fenelon L, Fitzpatrick F, Kyne L, Fanning S. J Med Microbiol. 2011 Aug;60(Pt 8):1080-7

Nosocomial outbreak of hepatitis B virus infection involving two hospitals in the Republic of Ireland - Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 78, Issue 4, August 2011 [abstract]

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

Healthcare-associated infection in Irish long-term care facilities: results from the First National Prevalence Study. J Hosp Infect. 2012 Mar;80(3):212-6. Cotter M, Donlon S, Roche F, Byrne H, Fitzpatrick F.

First reported cases of human adenovirus serotype 14p1 infection, Ireland, October 2009 to July 2010 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 16, Issue 8, 24 February 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, 8(1) January 2011


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 

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

Effectiveness of swine flu vaccine measured - Forum, October 2010

Burns KSkally MSolomon KScott LMcDermott SO'Flanagan DFanning SKyne LFenelon LFitzpatrick FClostridium difficile infection in the Republic of Ireland: results of a 1-month national surveillance and ribotyping project, March 2009.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Oct;31(10):1085-7. 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 , p106-112

Pertussis outbreak in northwest Ireland, January-June 2010 - Euro Surveillance. 2010 Sept 2; 15(35)

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

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


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

Fighting the flu - HSE Health Matters, Autumn 2009

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

Botulism in injecting drug users, Dublin, Ireland, November-December 2008 - Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 1, 08 January 2009

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


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

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

Four Country Healthcare Associated Infection Prevalence Survey 2006: overview of the results - J Hosp Infect. 2008 Jul;69(3):230-248. Smyth ET, McIlvenny G, Enstone JE, Emmerson AM, Humphreys H, Fitzpatrick F, Davies E, Newcombe RG, Spencer RC; on behalf of the Hospital Infection Society Prevalence Survey Steering Group.

Four Country Healthcare Associated Infection Prevalence Survey 2006: risk factor analysis - J Hosp Infect. 2008 Jul;69(3):249-257. Humphreys H, Newcombe RG, Enstone J, Smyth ET, McIlvenny G, Fitzpatrick F, Fry C, Spencer RC; on behalf of the Hospital Infection Society Steering Group.

Hospital Infection Society Prevalence Survey of Healthcare Associated Infection 2006: comparison of results between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. - J Hosp Infect. 2008 Jul;69(3):265-73. Fitzpatrick F, McIlvenny G, Oza A, Newcombe RG, Humphreys H, Cunney R, Murphy N, Ruddy R, Reid G, Bailie R, Lavelle C, Doherty L, Smyth ET.

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 - J Hosp Infect. 2008 Apr;68(4):315-21. Fitzpatrick F, Oza A, Gilleece A, O'Byrne AM, Drudy D; C. difficile subcommittee of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. 

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


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

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


Vaccination catch-up campaign in response to recent increase in Hib infection in Ireland - Eurosurveillance, 2005 Sep 29; 10(9)

Outbreak of shigellosis in Irish holidaymakers associated with travel to Egypt - Eurosurveillance, 2005 Jun 30; 10(26)

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


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, 2004 Dec; 9(12):14-7


An outbreak of Norwalk-like viral gastroenteritis in holidaymakers travelling to Andorra, January-February 2002 - Eurosurveillance, 2003 Jan;8(1):1-8


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


Surveillance of tuberculosis in Ireland - Eurosurveillance, 2000 Apr; 5(4):45-48

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