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Continuing vigilance for invasive infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera in patients with a history of open heart surgery

Mycobacterium chimaera is a slow-growing, environmental non-tuberculosis mycobacterium (NTM). » read more

Changes to Lucozade Energy, Ribena and Orangina: Important changes for Health Care Professionals

Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) is reducing the sugars and carbohydrate levels of their drinks by approximately 50%. » read more

HPSC notice: Norovirus upsurge alert

Noroviral infection (also known as winter vomiting bug) is a feature of the medical landscape every winter. » read more

IHR alert: Extensive outbreak of diphtheria in Venezuela

On 29 November 2016, the IHR National Focal Point (NFP) of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela updated PAHO / WHO on the situation of diphtheria in the country. » read more

Health Protection Surveillance Centre guidance for preventing the sexual transmission of Zika virus infection

Issued on 9 November 2016 » read more

Zika virus - information for members

Sixth update, 20 May 2016 » read more

HSE: Infectious disease assessment for migrants – now available as an online toolkit

Guidance on infectious disease assessment for migrants is now available as a user-friendly toolkit on the HPSC website. » read more

HSE: Hepatitis E is a notifiable disease

The HSE has confirmed that Hepatitis E has been added to the list of notifiable diseases in Ireland under the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 566 of 2015). » read more

Update on lead (Pb) in drinking water

Background information on lead in drinking water from the National Office of Health Protection. » read more

Information on Ebola

Information for general practitioners on managing ebola. » read more

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