Publications of the HPSC SAC Sub-Committees
Guidelines for the early clinical and public health management of bacterial meningitis (including meningococcal disease) [Revised November 2016]
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Publication Date: November 2016
Correction. Page 75 - removal of statement stating ciprofloxacin restrictions for certain age groups - Ciprofloxacin can be used in all age groups, as stated in text.
Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Ireland, 2010 - Amended 2014
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Publication Date: June 2010 - Amended 2014
Amendment – July 2014An amendment has been made to both Chapter 7 (Section 7.4, P. 91 –new bullet point 7) on BCG vaccination and Chapter 9 (Figure 9.1, P. 116 and P. 117) on Screening in Special Situations. This amendment relates to the recommendation for BCG vaccination in healthcare workers (HCWs) and is in line with updated advice issued by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee of Ireland in June 2014. Amendment - January 2014An amendment has been made to figure 8.2 P. 104 : “Mantoux > 5mm AND increase on initial test > 5mm” changed to “Mantoux > 5mm”.
Guidance on the Management of Outbreaks of Noroviral Infection in Tourist and Leisure Industry Settings (2007)
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This Guidance was produced by the Viral Gastroenteritis Sub-Committee of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre for use by leisure industry staff to assist them in managing the risks posed by NoV infection. Originally produced in 2007, this document was fully reviewed in 2017 and found to be current and up to date. Review date - November 2017