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# hpsc - Friday 18 September, 2020

Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture

The industry has said that few cases are linked to pubs and restaurants but international studies suggest dining out could be a factor in the spread of the disease.

# hpsc - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Data shows Ireland's 14-day incidence rate now 46.8, Dublin double that at 89.1

Dublin – which has seen a spike in cases since late August – is highest at 89.1 while Sligo is the lowest at 3.1 per 100,000.

# hpsc - Saturday 12 September, 2020

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff

Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.

# hpsc - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

New data shows 2,018 Covid-19 outbreaks in private homes

The total number of workplace outbreaks is 85, including 31 in meat processing plants.

# hpsc - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Debunked: The claims in this Facebook video about suicide figures and number of Covid deaths in Ireland are inaccurate

In the video, Ben Gilroy makes a number of false and misleading claims about coronavirus and suicide in Ireland.

FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland

A widely shared Facebook video incorrectly claims that 100 people, not 1,777, have died from the virus in Ireland.

# hpsc - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# hpsc - Monday 1 June, 2020

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19 HSE

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19

Guidance regarding immunity and healthcare workers was compiled by the HSE.

# hpsc - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

A total of 36 children aged under 15 have been hospitalised with Covid-19

The latest county-by-county breakdown shows Leitrim, Sligo, Waterford and Carlow have the least amount of cases.

# hpsc - Monday 6 April, 2020

There are now 99 clusters of Covid-19 in nursing homes and residential settings around Ireland

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan confirmed the increase in clusters this evening.

# hpsc - Sunday 5 April, 2020

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.

# hpsc - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Harris announces new supports for nursing homes after 40 clusters identified across the country

Figures correct as of midnight on Wednesday were released this morning by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

# hpsc - Friday 3 April, 2020

New figures show 38 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland's nursing homes

Nursing homes now account for 23.8% of Covid-19 clusters in the country.

# hpsc - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

New report shows there are now 118 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland, with 24 in nursing homes

That’s according to the latest data by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

# hpsc - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19

Three children under the age of one have contracted the virus so far.

# hpsc - Friday 25 October, 2019

Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital

In September, Health Protection Surveillance Centre was notified of 69 cases of mumps.

# hpsc - Monday 4 March, 2019

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

There have been five cases since the start of February.

# hpsc - Friday 16 November, 2018

'The worst I've seen yet': Concern as number of HIV and STI diagnoses rise this year

A total of 11,078 STI diagnoses have been reported so far this year.

# hpsc - 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.

# hpsc - Friday 16 January, 2015

Flu vaccine doesn't exactly match the flu that's going around

Yesterday the HSE warned that flu rates are on the rise.

# hpsc - Friday 17 October, 2014

This is what will happen if a person in Ireland gets Ebola

Plans are in place for a number of different scenarios.

# hpsc - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Students told to check that they're vaccinated after measles outbreak

Two cases have been confirmed at NUI Galway in the first cases in the country so far this year.

# hpsc - Friday 14 February, 2014

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.

# hpsc - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV HIV

Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV

The research in the Irish Medical Journal found many of the children’s illnesses were diagnosed at an advanced stage.

# hpsc - Friday 9 August, 2013

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.

# hpsc - Saturday 8 June, 2013

The median age for new HIV cases in Ireland? 33

New statistics show that the number of people with HIV in Ireland rose last year for the first time in four years.

# hpsc - 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.

# hpsc - Sunday 16 December, 2012

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.

# hpsc - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

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.

# hpsc - Saturday 3 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# hpsc - 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.

# hpsc - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Cases of whooping cough in children doubled last year

A new report has shows that 229 children suffered with whooping cough in 2011.

# hpsc - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

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.

# hpsc - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Ireland records lowest level of new HIV cases in 10 years

However a report by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre found there continues to be a high level of gay and bisexual men testing positive.