15/08/2014

No Confirmed Or Suspected Cases Of Ebola In Ireland - HSE

There are no confirmed or suspected cases of ebola in Ireland, the Health Service Executive has said.

In a statement on their website, the HSE said: "The National Isolation Unit in the Mater Hospital is used for patients with a variety of infectious diseases. Negative pressure is a feature of this specialist facility, as part of normal infection control procedures.

"The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) along with all other national infectious disease institutes in Europe was alerted to this Ebola virus disease (EVD) Outbreak in March 2014. HPSC immediately alerted hospital clinicians and GPs around the country of the outbreak and WHO guidelines are being followed in Ireland."

(MH/CD)

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