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

The WHO reports an extensive outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that is affecting the following countries in West Africa: Sierra Leone and Guinea. The number of cases of Ebola in the affected countries has reduced significantly over the last month but there remains a significant risk of further transmission. The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade advises against all non-essential travel to these countries.


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