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.
Ebola Outbreak 2014
Currently a very extensive and ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is affecting the following countries in West Africa: Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia and the Bamako region of Mali. The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade advises against all non-essential travel to these countries.
- Ebola Virus Disease: Clinical Management & Guidance
- Information for the general public
- Information for health professionals
- Information for general practitioners
- Information for Departments of Public Health
- Travel advice and Advice for Airports & Ports
- Ebola training resources
- Ebola news
What’s New from HPSC?
- Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Bamako region of Mali, West Africa
15 December 2014
- Continued increase in mumps activity, particularly in universities/colleges
28 November 2014
- Plague Outbreak in Madagascar
27 November 2014
- Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Portugal
14 November 2014
- Infectious disease assessment for migrants - draft for consultation
- Blood-borne viruses in haemodialysis, CAPD and renal transplantation setting, 2014
- Guidelines for Control and Prevention of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) excluding MRSA in the Healthcare Setting
- National Guideline on the Surveillance, Diagnosis and Management of C. difficile infection in Ireland
- Drinking water, cryptosporidium and immunocompromised patients
- National C. difficile typing study protocol, 2014
- National Polio Plan for Ireland