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# flu - Thursday 21 February, 2019

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.

# flu - Thursday 14 February, 2019

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

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

# flu - Thursday 31 January, 2019

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.

# flu - Thursday 10 January, 2019

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.

# flu - Monday 7 January, 2019

'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.

# flu - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

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.

# flu - Friday 28 December, 2018

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.

# flu - Thursday 13 December, 2018

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.

# flu - Friday 7 December, 2018

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.

# flu - Thursday 1 February, 2018

55 people have died during this year's flu season

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

# flu - Sunday 28 January, 2018

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.

# flu - Thursday 25 January, 2018

34 people have died so far from the flu this season

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

# flu - Sunday 21 January, 2018

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.

# flu - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

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.

# flu - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

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.

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.

# flu - Thursday 4 January, 2018

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.

# flu - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

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.

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.

# flu - Friday 22 December, 2017

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.

# flu - Thursday 21 December, 2017

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.

# flu - Sunday 26 November, 2017

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.

# flu - Thursday 26 October, 2017

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.

# flu - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

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.

# flu - Friday 23 June, 2017

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

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

# flu - Friday 12 May, 2017

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

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

# flu - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

How to cope with 7 common illnesses

Mild bugs can often be dealt with at home.

# flu - Thursday 9 February, 2017

57 people have died this winter because of the flu

The HSE are urging those at risk to get vaccinated.

# flu - Thursday 26 January, 2017

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.

# flu - Thursday 19 January, 2017

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.”

# flu - Saturday 7 January, 2017

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.

# flu - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

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.

# flu - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

The number of people with the flu doubled during December

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

# flu - Monday 19 December, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers postpone this week's Dublin gigs

The shows in the 3Arena have been called off as the lead singer Anthony Kiedis has the flu.

# flu - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging

Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.

# flu - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'

Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.

# flu - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Flu season is back - here are 8 things you really should know

Including how to tell the difference between flu and the common cold.

# flu - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge 15 tweets that everyone in the throes of cold season will relate to Sniffing Vicks

# flu - Monday 3 October, 2016

Here's how to get yourself vaccinated this flu season Jab

Here's how to get yourself vaccinated this flu season

At-risk groups receive tha vaccine free-of-charge.

# flu - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Music legend Prince has flight grounded after falling sick

The icon had been suffering from a bout of flu over the past weeks.

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