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13 February 2018 12:14 11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin

The incident is being examined by the HSE’s measles outbreak control team. 11 CASES HAVE been diagnosed so far in the ongoing outbreak of measles in Ireland. The HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) said that 10 cases have been diagnosed in Limerick and one linked case in Dublin. A number of further possible cases are being investigated 19

03 January 2017 16:39 HSE warning as rate of flu here doubles over last two weeks

According to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, there have been several outbreaks of the illnesses in care facilities and acute hospitals, particularly in the Dublin region. The HSE is now warning those who are vulnerable and have not received vaccinations to do so and said "it is not too late". One person has died as a result of the flu this winter 1

03 January 2017 11:48 Patients pushed to get vaccinated as flu rates rise 'significantly'

A new report shows the influenza-like illness rate has doubled within two weeks Levels of influenza and respiratory illnesses have risen throughout the country over the last two weeks. The latest Influenza surveillance report from Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) shows an almost doubling of the influenza like illness rate (ILI) to 46.7, compared 1

07 February 2015 13:55 The number of people admitted to hospital with flu has more than doubled in a week

The average age of those admitted is 59. VISITOR RESTRICTIONS HAVE been imposed at two hospitals over outbreaks of flu, as new figures show the number of people admitted has more than doubled in a week. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says that 44 people were admitted to hospital with the virus in the week up to Thursday, more than doubling

23 January 2015 09:37 Four flu deaths this season, but virus levels remain low

The latest report from the HSPC found that flu positivity decreased slightly this week. One case was in the 15-64 year age group and three cases were in those aged 65 years or older. The latest report from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre said that flu levels remain low, with only a slight increase in the cases presenting in the second week of 2015. Last week, flu rates

16 January 2015 14:15 Flu bug to clog up A&Es as vaccine fails to tackle mutant strain of virus

A mutant strain of flu is now putting more pressure on overcrowded emergency departments. At-risk groups are being urged to obtain the flu vaccine as influenza rates are rising in January. The vaccine is for a different strain of flu than is currently circulating, and is believed to only be about 25pc effective. However, medics say that the vaccine may shorten

29 November 2014 13:43 Young people urged to get mumps vaccine as cases double

Young adults most affected as upsurge coincides with beginning of academic term College students and young people are being urged to get the MMR vaccine as twice as many cases of the mumps have been recorded this year. The number of mumps notifications in Ireland continues to escalate, with 547 mumps cases reported up to the end of this week as compared 1

16 October 2014 13:27 Ireland might see ‘a few cases’ of Ebola. So, how will it cope?

It won’t be a Hollywood apocalypse, politicians heard today. THE MINISTER FOR Health has conceded that Ireland could see ‘one or two’ cases of Ebola in its hospitals. Leo Varadkar’s view is shared by senator and doctor, Professor John Crown, who believes the country will see “a few cases” but not a Hollywood-style apocalypse. The Health Minister appeared 1

13 October 2014 14:11 Ireland has ‘low risk’ of an Ebola case, says surveillance centre

HSPC confident protocols are in place should deadly disease reach Ireland Ireland has a “low risk” of the deadly Ebola virus reaching its shores but it is possible, the head of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has said. Dr Darina O’Flanagan, director of the HPSC, said she was confident the protocols in place were good enough to contain the disease 1

13 October 2014 07:50 We have the staff for Ebola outbreak in Ireland despite budget cutbacks - HSPC

A doctor with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) says she is confident Ireland has the resources and staff necessary if Ebola strikes in Ireland. Dr Darina Flanagan told RTE’s Morning Ireland programme earlier today that the centre’s staff are now in phase one of their emergency plan – and despite cutbacks to the health budget in recent 5