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Poll: Are you worried about Ebola spreading to Ireland?

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confidence in Ireland’s plans.

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An airport screening team in Morocco.
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THE DIRECTOR OF Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that she is confident of plans to contain any cases of Ebola in Ireland.

Dr Darina O’Flanagan says there is a “low risk” of a case of Ebola on Irish soil because there are no direct flights here from west Africa.

Should it happen, however, the O’Flanagan said the National Isolation Unit in the Mater Hospital has strict guidelines to stop further infections. The HPSC she says also has their own specific protocols in place.

Today’s poll: Are you worried about Ebola spreading to Ireland?


Poll Results:

Yes (5602)
No (3020)
Not sure (676)



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