Welcome to the HPSC website
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) is Ireland's specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases.
HPSC is part of the Health Service Executive and works in partnership with health service providers and sister organisations in Ireland and around the world, to provide the best possible information for the control and prevention of infectious diseases. HPSC strives to protect and improve the health of the Irish population by providing timely information and independent advice, and by carrying out disease surveillance, epidemiological investigation and related research and training.
This issue contains:
- Influenza vaccine uptake among healthcare workers – interim survey results mid season 2016-2017
- New childhood immunisation schedule
- Zika virus infection update
- Spotlight on Avian Influenza
- Norovirus upsurge
- CJD reporting and management protocol consultation process
- HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme Conference, December 2016
- Latest HPSC reports
What’s New from HPSC?
- Guidelines for the early clinical and public health management of bacterial meningitis (including meningococcal disease) [Revised November 2016]
- Protocol for reporting and management of cases of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) and other Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) or of a person at increased risk of a TSE - CONSULTATION DOCUMENT
- HPSC Annual Epidemiological Report 2015
- National guidelines for the prevention and control of gonorrhoea and for minimising the impact of antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae