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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

Update on PPE for management of patients with Ebola

Following concerns expressed by ICGP members in relation to the PPE supplied for the management of patients with ebola in the general practice setting, Dr Darina O Flanagan has issued a clarification letter in relation to same. » read more

PRAC recommends strengthening the restrictions on the use of valproate in women and girls

Statement issued by the European Medicines Agency » read more

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