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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Health Protection Surveillance Centre

Last year
# rsv
Parent of child transferred to Sweden for emergency RSV treatment calls for stronger virus messaging
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says recent RSV figures are ‘substantially’ higher than other years.
# Outbreak
Nine cases of monkeypox have been detected in Ireland
None of those who contracted the virus have needed to be hospitalised.
# Hepatitis
HSE investigating small number of 'serious' hepatitis cases in children
It comes after British health officials identified 74 cases of hepatitis among children under the age of 10 across the UK.
All time
# debunked
Debunked: No, you cannot catch Legionnaires' disease or pleurisy from wearing a face covering
There have been fewer cases of legionella infection in Ireland this year compared to last year.
# outbreaks
50 clusters of Covid-19 identified in nursing homes, new health data shows
This number of clusters rose by ten in the space of one day, according to data from the HPSC.
Two cases of Irish children with polio-like disease reported this year
The HPSC has issued a warning to doctors over a global increase in incidents of the disease.
# Health Protection Surveillance Centre
HIV diagnoses rose again last year with 508 new cases
Two thirds of the cases were new diagnoses while the rest were people who were transferring their care from abroad.
# are you vaccinated?
57 people have died this winter because of the flu
The HSE are urging those at risk to get vaccinated.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you worried about Ebola spreading to Ireland?
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confidence in Ireland’s plans.
# Disease
Cases of malaria in Ireland rise for the third year in a row
71 were recorded last year.
# warning
It's that time of year again but have you got your flu jab?
The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has said the number of influenza-like illnesses has increased over the past week.
# Leprosy
Second case of leprosy reported in Ireland
A male foreign national had a occurrence of the disease which he had contracted in a foreign country and has been treated in a north-east hospital.
# Leprosy
Ireland records first known case of leprosy in decades
The HSE says the victim was a man from outside Ireland who did not contract it in this country.
# Outbreak
Number of whooping cough cases doubles this year
The HSE says that the second successive year of doubling cases is “of concern” – and 80 per cent of hospitalised cases were babies aged between newborn and 5 months old.
# world aids day
Cost of contraception causing some to risk unprotected sex
Ahead of World AIDS Day this Saturday, the Dublin AIDS Alliance is urging people to take greater care of their sexual health.
# Health
Cases of whooping cough in children doubled last year
A new report has shows that 229 children suffered with whooping cough in 2011.
# Health
Measles cases on the rise - report
While incidences of MRSA were the lowest ever recorded by the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre, the number of measles cases in Ireland rose by 149 per cent last year.