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#Flu

From TheJournal.ie HSE apologises to those affected by overcrowded emergency departments as some hospitals ban visitors Don't Visit

HSE apologises to those affected by overcrowded emergency departments as some hospitals ban visitors

Hospitals in Cork, Waterford, and South Tipperary have all imposed strict visiting restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin and Cork hospitals restrict visitors as they deal with high numbers of patients with flu Influenza

Dublin and Cork hospitals restrict visitors as they deal with high numbers of patients with flu

Children under 12 are not permitted to visit the hospital, it said today.

From TheJournal.ie Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns Wrap Up

Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns

There has been a marked increase in flu presentations in comparison to last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments Flu Season

'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments

There has been marked increase in general in the number of people attending EDs and being admitted to hospital compared to the same time last year.

From TheJournal.ie There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter Flu Season

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

From TheJournal.ie HSE urges people with the flu to stay away from hospitals

HSE urges people with the flu to stay away from hospitals

Do not go unless you are an at-risk person or your flu is getting worse after a week, Dr Vida Hamilton has advised.

From TheJournal.ie HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating' Flu Jab

HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating'

The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.

From TheJournal.ie HSE urges public to get flu vaccine as data shows annual flu season could hit 'within weeks' Cold Snap

HSE urges public to get flu vaccine as data shows annual flu season could hit 'within weeks'

The executive briefed the media on the latest update on its ‘winter plan’ today.

From TheJournal.ie 38 people have died so far this flu season as hospitalisations rise Winter Plan

38 people have died so far this flu season as hospitalisations rise

There are 112 confirmed cases where people were admitted to critical care units over the flu.

From TheJournal.ie 34 people have died from the flu so far this season Flu Season

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

The majority of people who died were over the age of 65.

From TheJournal.ie HSE reports 25 deaths in flu season but says it appears to have hit its peak Outbreak

HSE reports 25 deaths in flu season but says it appears to have hit its peak

There have been more than 1,000 hospital admissions during this flu season.

From TheJournal.ie Meningitis: HSE expert says rate of uptake of vaccine boosters is 'very disappointing' Hse Warning

Meningitis: HSE expert says rate of uptake of vaccine boosters is 'very disappointing'

The HSE yesterday issued an initial warning after the deaths of three people.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not too late to get vaccinated': Swine flu can be 'very dangerous', warns minister On The Rise

'Not too late to get vaccinated': Swine flu can be 'very dangerous', warns minister

A significant increase in cases of the H1N1 strain has been reported.

From TheJournal.ie Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday HSE

Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday

The HSE is encouraging people to go to their GP where possible, instead of attending hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie Flu levels are low, but we're about to enter 'an extremely busy time for the health service' Get Vaccinated

Flu levels are low, but we're about to enter 'an extremely busy time for the health service'

Demand for the GP out-of-hours service remains high and similar to last year.

From TheJournal.ie Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season Getting Better

Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season

The HSE National Clinical Advisor Dr Vida Hamilton tells us how to stay well, and where to go if we do get sick.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU Vaccines

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 55 people have died during this year's flu season Peak Flu

55 people have died during this year's flu season

The HSE says that we may have reached peak flu season this week.

From TheJournal.ie Scientist warn of global pandemics: 'We know that it is coming, but we have no way of stopping it' Outbreak

Scientist warn of global pandemics: 'We know that it is coming, but we have no way of stopping it'

At Davos, the World Health Organisation spoke about disease as a threat to humanity.

From TheJournal.ie 34 people have died so far from the flu this season Flu Season

34 people have died so far from the flu this season

The number of cases of flu continued to rise over the past week.

From TheJournal.ie The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat Fighting Back

The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat

There’s currently no way to predict what strain of the shape-shifting flu virus could trigger another pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea Warning

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea

It caused one man to rupture the back of his throat, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what you need to know about the flu going around Mind Your Health This post contains videos

Here's what you need to know about the flu going around

With the various strains of flu going around you can likely get sick multiple times if you haven’t been vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives Vaccine

Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives

The HSE ran a campaign over the last few months to encourage healthcare workers to get the vaccine.

From TheJournal.ie Children with flu symptoms urged to stay home from school as virus strain hits young hardest Influenza B

Children with flu symptoms urged to stay home from school as virus strain hits young hardest

Health officials fear a significant outbreak of the disease when schools reopen next week.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you got the flu vaccine? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you got the flu vaccine?

Two strains have been recorded in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland Postponed Surgeries

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland

Elective surgeries have been postponed in some hospitals in a bid to prioritise emergencies.

From TheJournal.ie Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact Busy Period

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact

The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.

From TheJournal.ie People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness Under The Weather

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

From TheJournal.ie Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research Vaccinations

Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research

The HSE is urging all those at risk to get vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks Viral War

There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks

The new model for forecasting seasonal outbreaks makes better predictions by factoring in how much the virus changed compared to recent years.

From TheJournal.ie A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle Flu Patch

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle

First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.

From TheJournal.ie Tony Bennett's sell-out Dublin concert has been cancelled Bord Gais

Tony Bennett's sell-out Dublin concert has been cancelled

The 19-time Grammy winner was due to perform this Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Following chocolate comments, HSE says 'incentives' have helped vaccination rate rise 50% Sugar Coat It

Following chocolate comments, HSE says 'incentives' have helped vaccination rate rise 50%

“Vaccine hesitancy is increasingly becoming a major issue,” a HSE spokesperson said.

From TheJournal.ie How to cope with 7 common illnesses Sponsored By HSE

How to cope with 7 common illnesses

Mild bugs can often be dealt with at home.

From TheJournal.ie 57 people have died this winter because of the flu Are You Vaccinated?

57 people have died this winter because of the flu

The HSE are urging those at risk to get vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie Irish scientists' breakthrough could lead to virus immunity Trinity College Dublin

Irish scientists' breakthrough could lead to virus immunity

Trinity’s Immunology discovery could help restore our natural immunity to viruses such as Ebola, Zika and SARS – as well as the common flu.

From TheJournal.ie The flu has caused 29 deaths and 835 hospitalisations this winter and will remain for up to four weeks Fatal

The flu has caused 29 deaths and 835 hospitalisations this winter and will remain for up to four weeks

“There is still a significant amount of flu in our community … this is higher than it has been in a number of years.”

From TheJournal.ie Seven people have died from flu this winter as medics warn people to take care Warning

Seven people have died from flu this winter as medics warn people to take care

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said 341 people were admitted to hospital for flu in the last two weeks of 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true Overcrowding

Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true

He wants private hospital facilities to be used to help ease the pressure on emergency departments in public hospitals.

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