HPSC- Annual Epidemiological Report

Listeriosis in Ireland, 2018

Key Facts 

  • Twenty-two listeriosis cases were notified in 2018, the highest number since the disease became notifiable in 2004 
  • All cases had recognised risk factors for listeriosis, with largest increase occurring among the elderly 
  • No clusters of listeriosis were identified 
  • No source was confirmed for any individual case 
  • Referral of isolates for typing at NSSLRL enables detection of clusters and monitoring of trends in the strains that cause listeriosis in Ireland
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