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#Influenza

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 Over 100 people have now died from flu this season Influenza

Over 100 people have now died from flu this season

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

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

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

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

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

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears

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

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

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

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

From TheJournal.ie The number of people with the flu doubled during December Health

The number of people with the flu doubled during December

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

From TheJournal.ie The number of people admitted to hospital with flu has more than doubled in a week Achoo

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

The average age of those admitted is 59.

From TheJournal.ie Flu is 'actively circulating' and on the rise in Ireland Health This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bird flu outbreak prompts chicken cull in Japan H5 Strain

Bird flu outbreak prompts chicken cull in Japan

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

From TheJournal.ie One swine flu case confirmed at CUH, visitor restrictions imposed H1N1

One swine flu case confirmed at CUH, visitor restrictions imposed

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

From TheJournal.ie Flu outbreak leads to visiting restrictions at Beaumont Hospital Health

Flu outbreak leads to visiting restrictions at Beaumont Hospital

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's why you shouldn't worry about swine flu That'll Do Pig

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu Bird Flu

Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu

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

From TheJournal.ie Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season Flu Vaccine

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Visitors warned to stay away from Beaumont Hospital Restrictions

Visitors warned to stay away from Beaumont Hospital

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.

From TheJournal.ie Public asked to avoid Beaumont Hospital over flu outbreak Influenza

Public asked to avoid Beaumont Hospital over flu outbreak

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

From TheJournal.ie Public asked to avoid visiting Beaumont Hospital Beaumont Hospital

Public asked to avoid visiting Beaumont Hospital

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

From TheJournal.ie 10th case of new SARS-like virus discovered in UK Coronavirus

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

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? Dilemma This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE urges high-risk patients to get flu vaccination Flu

HSE urges high-risk patients to get flu vaccination

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Get the vaccine, not the flu' urges HSE Flu

'Get the vaccine, not the flu' urges HSE

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

From TheJournal.ie First ever Irish case of rare virus confirmed Illness

First ever Irish case of rare virus confirmed

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu Nazareth House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Two die from flu outbreak at Roscommon nursing home Flu

Two die from flu outbreak at Roscommon nursing home

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

From TheJournal.ie Seventh resident from Donegal home dies of flu Flu

Seventh resident from Donegal home dies of flu

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE continues to investigate flu deaths at Donegal nursing home Outbreak

HSE continues to investigate flu deaths at Donegal nursing home

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

From TheJournal.ie IPA calls for a national vaccination register to be established National Vaccination Register

IPA calls for a national vaccination register to be established

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.

From TheJournal.ie Eleven residents at Donegal nursing home suffering with flu symptoms Outbreak

Eleven residents at Donegal nursing home suffering with flu symptoms

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

From TheJournal.ie European medicines watchdog says swine flu jab not suitable for children Swine Flu

European medicines watchdog says swine flu jab not suitable for children

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE says flu rates have peaked Swine Flu

HSE says flu rates have peaked

Over 749 people hospitalised with flu this season and 6 more flu-related deaths last week, according to the latest HSE figures.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you getting the flu vaccine? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you getting the flu vaccine?

The HSE has asked doctors to contact all pregnant women who were vaccinated against swine flu and ask them to return for the seasonal flu vaccine.

From TheJournal.ie Swine flu: 7 things you should know Swine Flu

Swine flu: 7 things you should know

The HSE is stocking up on flu vaccines to tackle the virus which accounted for 98% of last year’s flu cases.