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#Flu

# flu - Friday 29 March, 2013

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.

# flu - Saturday 16 March, 2013

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.

# flu - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Public asked to avoid visiting Beaumont Hospital

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

# flu - Monday 28 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge 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)

# flu - Friday 4 January, 2013

Scientists look at weather to predict illness outbreaks

Data from various weather events beginning to help predict conditions in which a disease will flourish.

# flu - Friday 21 December, 2012

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.

# flu - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Taking antibiotics for colds and flu is pointless - pharmacists

Pharmacists have warned that overuse of antibiotics is a major public health threat – and that we could eventually run out of effective antibiotics.

# flu - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

'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”.

# flu - Saturday 29 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge 13 reasons why manflu is the worst illness ever Woe Is Men This post contains images

13 reasons why manflu is the worst illness ever

It’s definitely not a made-up thing. No sir.

# flu - Thursday 2 August, 2012

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.

# flu - Friday 11 May, 2012

'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.

# flu - Thursday 3 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

# flu - Sunday 8 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

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.

# flu - Friday 6 April, 2012

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.

# flu - Thursday 5 April, 2012

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.

# flu - Friday 25 November, 2011

Over 480 patients affected by low-dosage flu vaccines Flu

Over 480 patients affected by low-dosage flu vaccines

An interim report by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland says an error in training led to some pharmacists giving adult patients a child’s dosage of the vaccine.

# flu - Thursday 24 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories as well as all the bits and pieces you may have missed.

HSE issues warning over low dosage flu vaccines

A number of people who recently received the flu vaccine may have received too-low a dose and will need to be re-vaccinated, according to the HSE.

# flu - Friday 18 November, 2011

HSE wages war on unnecessary antibiotics use

The Health Service Executive is urging people not to take antibiotics when they aren’t necessary – because it can lead to infections and antibiotic resistance.

# flu - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Result of swine flu jab investigation expected later this year

The Health Service Executive is investigating the link between a swine flu jab and narcolepsy. This year’s vaccine does not contain the controversial Pandremix strain.

# flu - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Poll: Should cough and cold remedies be banned for the under-6s? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should cough and cold remedies be banned for the under-6s?

The Irish Medicines Board says over-the-counter cough and cold medicines do no good for smaller children and shouldn’t be given to them. What do you think?

# flu - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Superdrug could cure all viral infections

US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.

# flu - Thursday 10 March, 2011

WHO's response to swine flu pandemic was 'flawed' WHO

WHO's response to swine flu pandemic was 'flawed'

Review committee says the world is not prepared to respond to a severe outbreak of flu.

# flu - Thursday 27 January, 2011

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.

# flu - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# flu - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

Pregnant women urged to get seasonal flu vaccine

HSE says protection against swine flu not enough as increased number of influenza B cases reported in recent weeks.

# flu - Thursday 6 January, 2011

A TOTAL OF 114 people have been hospitalised in Ireland with swine flu. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) says that for the winter season up to yesterday, 33 cases of people suffering influenza A (H1N1 2009) had been admitted to intensive care units.

Now the Department of Health has issued a statement saying that around 5,400 cases of swine flu have been diagnosed in the past week alone. That is double the number in the previous seven days. Twenty-six patients of the 33 admitted to ICU in past weeks are still under intensive care.

The HSE has set up a website, swineflu.ie, to proffer advice on getting the flu vaccine, and tips on how to manage colds and flus at home.

# flu - Tuesday 4 January, 2011

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.

# flu - Thursday 2 September, 2010

From The42 Illness rules Fallon out again Man Flu

Illness rules Fallon out again

Second duvet day in a row for Co. Clare jockey.

# flu - Wednesday 1 September, 2010

From The42 Kieran Fallon out of two races Man Flu

Kieran Fallon out of two races

Even jockeys get the man flu sometimes.