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.
What’s New from HPSC?
- Zika virus disease epidemic: potential association with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome – Updated risk assessment and travel advice
02 February 2016
- HALT 2016
26 January 2016
- Increase in influenza-like illness
13 January 2016
- HPSC Annual Epidemiological Report 2014
- Case Definitions for Notifiable Diseases, V 1.4
- Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection from Water Systems in Healthcare Facilities
- Rabies Prevention and Control Guidance
- National Hepatitis C Database – 2015 Report
- Guidelines for hand hygiene in Irish healthcare settings (2015) Update of 2005 guidelines