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No cases of flu recorded by HSE so far this winter
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No cases of flu recorded by HSE so far this winter

Dec 11th 2020, 10:07 AM 67,309 Views 76 Comments

Two deaths and 107 new cases of the illness were reported in the same week last year.

Winter flu vaccine campaign gears up to prevent 'dual outbreaks' of influenza and Covid-19
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Winter flu vaccine campaign gears up to prevent 'dual outbreaks' of influenza and Covid-19

Aug 25th 2020, 12:03 AM 41,068 Views 69 Comments

For the first time, children aged 2-12 are also entitled to a free flu vaccine.

Free flu vaccine will be available for children aged 2-12 this winter
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Free flu vaccine will be available for children aged 2-12 this winter

May 18th 2020, 10:49 AM 30,757 Views 81 Comments

The vaccine will also be free for people in at-risk groups and those aged 70 and over.

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

Updated Jan 6th 2020, 6:00 PM 19,328 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 5:38 PM 27,869 Views 66 Comments

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

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

Dec 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 11,937 Views 10 Comments

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.

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

Dec 12th 2019, 5:44 PM 37,356 Views 45 Comments

The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.

34 people have died from the flu so far this season
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34 people have died from the flu so far this season

Feb 14th 2019, 7:31 PM 20,970 Views 23 Comments

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

Over 100 people have now died from flu this season
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Over 100 people have now died from flu this season

Feb 23rd 2018, 7:58 AM 26,612 Views 31 Comments

The number who’d died at the start of February stood at 55.

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

Jan 21st 2018, 9:45 AM 18,790 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Jan 9th 2018, 6:15 AM 13,340 Views 60 Comments

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

Spanish flu centenary: 'We're overdue another influenza pandemic'
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Spanish flu centenary: 'We're overdue another influenza pandemic'

Dec 27th 2017, 7:00 AM 6,374 Views 26 Comments

And there won’t be enough vaccines or anti-viral drugs to go around, writes Dr Tim Hinchey.

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

Dec 21st 2017, 2:52 PM 15,003 Views 46 Comments

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

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears
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Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears

May 11th 2017, 12:07 PM 17,827 Views 94 Comments

There was a discussion around what is causing a mistrust of vaccines, which have eradicated many diseases in Ireland.

57 people have died this winter because of the flu
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57 people have died this winter because of the flu

Feb 9th 2017, 6:29 PM 13,154 Views 66 Comments

The HSE are urging those at risk to get vaccinated.

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals
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There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

Jan 3rd 2017, 12:37 PM 11,589 Views 71 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it sets a new record.

The number of people with the flu doubled during December
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The number of people with the flu doubled during December

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:25 AM 16,406 Views 30 Comments

There were 46.7 cases per 100,000 people in Ireland suffering last month.

The number of people admitted to hospital with flu has more than doubled in a week
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The number of people admitted to hospital with flu has more than doubled in a week

Feb 7th 2015, 1:55 PM 14,469 Views 33 Comments

The average age of those admitted is 59.

Flu is 'actively circulating' and on the rise in Ireland
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Flu is 'actively circulating' and on the rise in Ireland

Jan 16th 2015, 7:30 AM 31,021 Views 101 Comments

The HSE said that the rate has risen by almost 14%.

Bird flu outbreak prompts chicken cull in Japan
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Bird flu outbreak prompts chicken cull in Japan

Apr 16th 2014, 8:54 AM 3,595 Views 6 Comments

No cases of humans contracting the disease who have eaten poultry or eggs have been recorded.

One swine flu case confirmed at CUH, visitor restrictions imposed
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One swine flu case confirmed at CUH, visitor restrictions imposed

Feb 20th 2014, 8:24 AM 9,132 Views 4 Comments

One ward has been closed off at the facility as doctors await the results of tests on seven patients with flu-like symptoms.

Flu outbreak leads to visiting restrictions at Beaumont Hospital
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Flu outbreak leads to visiting restrictions at Beaumont Hospital

Feb 16th 2014, 11:49 AM 7,909 Views 11 Comments

Those suffering from flu-like symptoms should not go to the hospital.

Here's why you shouldn't worry about swine flu
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Here's why you shouldn't worry about swine flu

Jan 25th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,802 Views 11 Comments

One case was reported in Northern Ireland yesterday, but you could have contracted it yourself in recent months without realising. Here’s how.

Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu
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Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu

Jan 7th 2014, 3:03 PM 10,585 Views 30 Comments

The WHO say that so far there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season
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Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season

Oct 7th 2013, 11:12 AM 6,845 Views 109 Comments

Those in at-risk groups can get the vaccine free-of-charge from their GP or pharmacy.

Visitors warned to stay away from Beaumont Hospital
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Visitors warned to stay away from Beaumont Hospital

Mar 29th 2013, 9:29 AM 7,385 Views 17 Comments

A total of 187 cases of influenza have been recorded at the hospital – and Beaumont is trying to stop that number from getting any higher.

Public asked to avoid Beaumont Hospital over flu outbreak
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Public asked to avoid Beaumont Hospital over flu outbreak

Mar 16th 2013, 12:42 PM 4,407 Views 5 Comments

At least 113 cases of flu have been recorded at the hospital since the outbreak began last month.

Public asked to avoid visiting Beaumont Hospital
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Public asked to avoid visiting Beaumont Hospital

Mar 6th 2013, 10:33 AM 6,657 Views 11 Comments

Visiting restrictions are in place in light of a recent outbreak of flu in the hospital.

10th case of new SARS-like virus discovered in UK
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10th case of new SARS-like virus discovered in UK

Feb 12th 2013, 12:15 PM 6,151 Views 12 Comments

The British resident, who had visited the Middle East, is the 10th person worldwide to contract a virus identified last year.

The burning question*: Is it okay to keep a tissue up your sleeve?
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The burning question*: Is it okay to keep a tissue up your sleeve?

Jan 28th 2013, 1:55 PM 17,753 Views 26 Comments

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

HSE urges high-risk patients to get flu vaccination
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HSE urges high-risk patients to get flu vaccination

Dec 21st 2012, 12:13 PM 3,463 Views 9 Comments

The HSE says flu is now ciruclating, and over 65s, pregnant women and people with chronic illnesses should act quickly.

'Get the vaccine, not the flu' urges HSE
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'Get the vaccine, not the flu' urges HSE

Oct 9th 2012, 8:30 AM 5,333 Views 134 Comments

The HSE is advising at-risk people to get the flu vaccine as it “can be a very serious illness”.

First ever Irish case of rare virus confirmed
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First ever Irish case of rare virus confirmed

Aug 2nd 2012, 6:45 AM 14,265 Views 11 Comments

The virus, which is spread to humans by rodents and can be life-threatening, was discovered in a patient at the Mid Western Regional Hospital.

'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu
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'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu

May 11th 2012, 2:01 PM 2,466 Views 3 Comments

A HIQA report also found that there were insufficient staff on duty to cope with the outbreak.

Two die from flu outbreak at Roscommon nursing home
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Two die from flu outbreak at Roscommon nursing home

May 3rd 2012, 4:13 PM 2,172 Views 1 Comment

42 of the 76 residents at Drumderrig Private Nursing Home in Boyle have been infected with the A H3 strain of seasonal flu.

Seventh resident from Donegal home dies of flu
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Seventh resident from Donegal home dies of flu

Apr 8th 2012, 2:33 PM 1,699 Views 5 Comments

Another resident of the private Nazareth nursing home in Buncrana has died from influenza, the seventh to succumb to the disease.

HSE continues to investigate flu deaths at Donegal nursing home
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HSE continues to investigate flu deaths at Donegal nursing home

Apr 6th 2012, 6:46 PM 1,428 Views 1 Comment

Another patient at the Nazareth nursing home in Buncrana died today, but the HSE has said it was not related to the current outbreak.

IPA calls for a national vaccination register to be established
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IPA calls for a national vaccination register to be established

Apr 5th 2012, 11:05 AM 1,250 Views 15 Comments

Following several deaths at a Donegal nursing home, the IPA has called for a national vaccination register to be set up to provide real time feedback in times of emergency.

Eleven residents at Donegal nursing home suffering with flu symptoms
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Eleven residents at Donegal nursing home suffering with flu symptoms

Apr 4th 2012, 11:15 AM 1,066 Views 1 Comment

It appears that there may be a “slight mismatch” between the current flu vaccination and the circulating strain of the virus.

European medicines watchdog says swine flu jab not suitable for children
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European medicines watchdog says swine flu jab not suitable for children

Jul 23rd 2011, 12:48 PM 1,400 Views 12 Comments

The European Medicines Agency has said there is a link between the drug Pandemrix and the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in young people.

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