HPSC’s Case Definitions for Notifiable Diseases

‘The 1947 Health Act entitles the Minister for Health to specify by regulation the diseases that are infectious diseases and covered by legislation (so-called notifiable diseases). The Principal Regulations are the Infectious Diseases Regulations 1981. The regulations require that a medical practitioner and a clinical director of a diagnostic laboratory, in notifying infectious diseases, shall have regard to the case definitions for infectious diseases circulated by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). Case definition means the set of clinical or microbiological characteristics by which a case of infectious disease is defined. HPSC is responsible for maintaining, updating and circulating the case definitions.’

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