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  • Meningococcal disease | HSC Public Health Agency
    meningitis septicaemia or other invasive disease AND at least one of Neisseria meningitidis isolated from normally sterile site Gram negative diplococcic in normally sterile site Meningococcal DNA in normally sterile site Meningococcal antigen in blood CSF or urine Probable case Clinical diagnosis of meningitis or septicaemia or other invasive disease where the public health physician in consultation with the physician and microbiologist consider that meningococcal infection is the most likely diagnosis Epidemiological Year cases serogroup pdf Calendar Year cases serogroup pdf PHE figures Print Facebook Twitter Health Protection News Publications Courses and conferences Adverse weather Antibiotic Awareness Blood borne viruses and STIs Ebola E coli O157 Emergency preparedness environmental hazards Gastrointestinal infections Holiday travel advice Healthcare associated infections antimicrobial resistance Health protection improvement inequalities Immunisation vaccine preventable diseases Respiratory diseases Surveillance data Notifications of Infectious Diseases Group B Streptococcus Vaccination coverage Avian influenza Brucellosis Gastrointestinal infections Hepatitis Healthcare Associated Infections Meningococcal disease Respiratory infections Sexually transmitted infections Tuberculosis Seasonal Influenza Zoonoses Site menu Home About Directorates News Publications Contracts Consultations Webcasts Links Contact Legal information Freedom of Information Cookies Privacy Policy Terms of use and disclaimer Our websites www aaascreening info www becancerawareni info www breastfedbabies org www cancerscreening hscni

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/directorate-public-health/health-protection/meningococcal-disease (2016-02-11)
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  • Respiratory infections | HSC Public Health Agency
    the elderly children and the immunocompromised they can lead to more serious complications and even death Legionnaires disease Legionnaires disease is so called because it was first detected at a convention of American Legion members in Philadelphia in 1976 It is caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila and presents as pneumonia with a dry non productive cough and severe flu like symptoms It can occur sporadically as an uncommon cause of community acquired pneumonia or as cases associated with environmental sources such as hospitals hotels and factories Legionnaires Disease 1980 2014 xls Public Health England Data Respiratory Syncytial Virus RSV RSV is a major cause of bronchiolitis and also causes tracheobronchitis and pneumonia Incidence of the disease peaks in winter and early spring and is most severe in young children those born prematurely or with chronic cardiorespiratory disease and the immunocompromised Respiratory Syncytial Virus 1992 2009 RSV HPA data Print Facebook Twitter Health Protection News Publications Courses and conferences Adverse weather Antibiotic Awareness Blood borne viruses and STIs Ebola E coli O157 Emergency preparedness environmental hazards Gastrointestinal infections Holiday travel advice Healthcare associated infections antimicrobial resistance Health protection improvement inequalities Immunisation vaccine preventable diseases Respiratory diseases Surveillance data Notifications of

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/directorate-public-health/health-protection/respiratory-infections (2016-02-11)
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  • Tuberculosis | HSC Public Health Agency
    a Northern Ireland dataset which is validated using laboratory reports and antimicrobial resistance information The information is then used for inclusion in national and European reports as well as for disease surveillance at a local level An annual report is prepared for the Regional Tuberculosis Sub Committee and circulated to microbiologists chest physicians and those with an interest in TB Case definitions are based on the recommendations developed by the working group of the World Health Organization WHO and the European Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease IUATLD Culture confirmed case Defined as one in which the diagnosis has been confirmed by culture of M tuberculosis M bovis or M africanum Other than culture confirmed case In the absence of culture confirmation a case with a clinician s judgement that the patient s clinical and or radiological signs and or symptoms are compatible with tuberculosis and a clinician s decision to treat the patient with a full course of anti tuberculosis treatment Both types of cases should be notified through this surveillance system Any case which subsequently does not fulfil one of the above case definitions is marked as denotified but remains in the dataset This would include those with diagnosis other than TB Multi drug resistance MDR is defined as resistance to at least isoniazid and rifampicin with or without resistance to other drugs Publications N Ireland TB Surveillance Report 2014 pdf N Ireland TB Surveillance Report 2013 pdf Tubercolosis 2012 pdf Tuberculosis 2011 pdf Tuberculosis 2009 2010 pdf T uberculosis 2008 pdf Tuberculosis 2007 Tuberculosis 2006 Tuberculosis 2005 Tuberculosis 2004 Tuberculosis 2003 Tuberculosis 2002 Tuberculosis 2001 Tuberculosis 2000 Tuberculosis 1999 Tuberculosis 1992 98 Print Facebook Twitter Health Protection News Publications Courses and conferences Adverse weather Antibiotic Awareness Blood borne viruses and STIs Ebola E

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  • Seasonal Influenza | HSC Public Health Agency
    severe learning difficulties anyone living in a residential or nursing home main carers for elderly or disabled people People defined as being at risk are eligible and encouraged to receive the flu vaccination free of charge on the NHS through their local GP practice Furthermore this year the flu vaccination is being offered to all children aged 2 3 years old and children in Primary 6 For further information on seasonal flu see www fluawareni info This site provides a comprehensive guide to flu including information for the public on who is most at risk who needs a seasonal flu vaccine how to get the vaccine and what to do if you think you have the flu as well as information on prevention of further infection Influenza Surveillance Influenza Surveillance data is collected all year round by the Public Health Agency in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Regional Virus Laboratory local GP practices and a number of other relevant local agencies who kindly provide data to the influenza surveillance department The earliest occurrence of seasonal influenza varies from year to year but most often occurs during the winter months usually beginning in October or November and peaking between December and March During the flu season the PHA publishes a regular flu bulletin outlining the season so far including GP consultation rates and information on the circulating virus 2015 2016 flu bulletins Flu Bulletin Week 4 2016 pdf Flu Bulletin Week 3 2016 pdf Flu Bulletin Week 2 2016 pdf Flu Bulletin Week 1 2016 pdf Flu Bulletin Weeks 52 53 pdf Flu Bulletin Week 51 pdf Flu Bulletin Weeks 49 50 pdf Flu Bulletin Weeks 47 48 pdf Flu Bulletin Weeks 45 46 pdf Flu Bulletin Weeks 43 44 pdf Flu Bulletin Weeks 41 42 pdf Flu Bulletin Week 40

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/directorate-public-health/health-protection/seasonal-influenza (2016-02-11)
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  • Zoonoses (Infections acquired from animals)
    of contaminated water skin exposure to spores contaminated water animal or insect bites scratches PHA undertakes surveillance of a range of zoonotic infections Epidemiological Data The latest laboratory confirmed cases of zoonotic disease in humans in Northern Ireland can be viewed at NI Zoonoses website data xlsx 1 England and Wales epidemiological data can be viewed at https www gov uk government collections zoonotic diseases zoonoses guidance data and analysis 2 Table of Zoonotic Diseases and Organisms For further information on Zoonotic Diseases and Organisms click here 2 Zoonoses acquired at work Many zoonotic infections may be contracted at work usually through direct contact with infected animals The true incidence of zoonoses acquired at work in the UK is unknown for most infections Specific regulations apply in the workplace to prevent control the spread of and report zoonotic infections These are detailed below Regulations applicable in the occupational setting 1 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health COSSH 2002 Micro organisms which are hazardous to human health are included as substances hazardous to health in these regulations As potentially zoonotic pathogens may be present wherever there are animals an assessment of the hazard and its associated risk must be undertaken in such situations and appropriate controls put in place Detailed advice on this process is available from the HSE http www hse gov uk risk fivesteps htm 3 2 Reporting of Injuries diseases and dangerous occurrences RIDDOR 1985 www hse gov uk riddor riddor htm 4 Reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement and included under the legislation are occupationally acquired zoonoses Occupational settings A wide variety of occupations and premises exist where contact with animals or their products may occur These include professions such as abattoir workers farmers and farm workers and forestry workers Links For

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2037 (2016-02-11)
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  • Healthy breaks for pre-school children poster (English and Irish translation)
    healthy break is important Details Format A3 poster Target group Schools parents Downloads Preview Attachment Size Healthy Breaks for Pre School Children A3 IR LR 07 15 pdf 1 432 05 KB Healthy Breaks for Pre School A3 Poster LR 07 15 pdf 2 428 54 KB 2011 Public Health Agency Designed and produced by the Public Health Agency Source URL http www publichealthagency org publications healthy breaks pre school

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2094 (2016-02-11)
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  • Healthy breaks for pre-school children leaflet (English and Irish translation)
    for pre school children and some tips and ideas for healthy nutritious breaks Details Format A5 leaflet Target group Parents Downloads Preview Attachment Size Healthy Breaks for Pre School A5 Leaflet LR 07 15 pdf 1 484 25 KB Healthy Breaks for Pre School Children A5 IR LR 07 15 pdf 2 480 96 KB 2011 Public Health Agency Designed and produced by the Public Health Agency Source URL http

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2093 (2016-02-11)
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  • News | HSC Public Health Agency
    size have been saved as 107 The text size have been saved as 100 The text size have been saved as 100 Title Published PHA urges employers to support workers to stub it out 29 04 2014 PHA warns Misuse of drugs can be fatal 24 10 2013 Raising mental health awareness at Pride 24 07 2015 Age of Change Conference 15 03 2013 14 03 Death by postcode report on health inequalities 16 06 2010 Focus on health inequalities programme 27 October 24 November 2010 13 09 2010 2012 Public Health Agency Media Award winners announced 27 03 2012 2012 Public Health Agency Media Awards Call for entries 24 11 2011 3 000 smokers choose free Quit Kit since New Year 18 02 2011 A boost for breastfeeding PHA funds new post to benefit mums and babies 10 06 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last Print Facebook Twitter Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement News Publications Give every child the best start in life Ensure a decent standard of living for all Build sustainable communities Make healthier choices easier Skin cancer prevention Conferences Workshops Site menu Home About Directorates News Publications Contracts Consultations Webcasts

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