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# hpsc - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Syphilis outbreak partly caused by 'significant restrictions' on access to testing during Covid
# Syphilis
# Syphilis

Syphilis outbreak partly caused by 'significant restrictions' on access to testing during Covid

Sun 8:30 AM 41,271 Views 47 Comments

The number of cases are exceeding those seen before the Covid-19 pandemic.

# hpsc - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes

May 26th 2021, 11:34 AM 12,569 Views 4 Comments

Community incidence rates near homes and the number of beds within homes were among the factors.

# hpsc - Friday 30 April, 2021

National Covid-19 wastewater surveillance programme to begin next month
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

National Covid-19 wastewater surveillance programme to begin next month

Apr 30th 2021, 12:33 PM 13,494 Views 12 Comments

The programme will measure the level of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater within 68 wastewater catchment areas.

# hpsc - Monday 21 December, 2020

HSE's disease surveillance centre receives €3m funding boost for 43 permanent roles
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE's disease surveillance centre receives €3m funding boost for 43 permanent roles

Dec 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 26,091 Views 12 Comments

The HPSC is Ireland’s specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases.

# hpsc - Friday 23 October, 2020

How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week
# Covid19
# Covid19

How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:00 AM 51,900 Views 26 Comments

On day one of Level 5 let’s look at the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland – and how the data compares with last week.

# hpsc - Thursday 15 October, 2020

There are 2,475 'open' outbreaks of Covid-19 in Ireland with 522 new outbreaks notified last week
# HPSC
# HPSC

There are 2,475 'open' outbreaks of Covid-19 in Ireland with 522 new outbreaks notified last week

Oct 15th 2020, 11:45 AM 27,549 Views 33 Comments

The HPSC published its latest report on outbreaks and clusters in Ireland this morning.

# hpsc - Sunday 27 September, 2020

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19
# HSE
# HSE

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19

Sep 27th 2020, 7:15 AM 19,372 Views 8 Comments

Data from the UK suggests that BAME healthcare workers were more likely to die from Covid-19.

# hpsc - Friday 18 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 18th 2020, 11:35 AM 125,002 Views 97 Comments

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
# 14-DAY INCIDENCE
# 14-DAY INCIDENCE

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

Sep 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 50,905 Views 67 Comments

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
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

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

Sep 12th 2020, 8:30 AM 26,370 Views 29 Comments

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
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Sep 9th 2020, 11:18 AM 25,414 Views 35 Comments

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
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Sep 8th 2020, 8:23 PM 9,762 Views 14 Comments

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
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

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

Sep 8th 2020, 4:08 PM 158,737 Views 114 Comments

A widely shared Facebook video incorrectly claims that 100 people, not 1,777, have died because of 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
# New Guidelines
# New Guidelines

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

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 8:27 AM 49,921 Views 119 Comments

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
# HSE

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

Jun 1st 2020, 12:10 AM 49,335 Views 40 Comments

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
# HPSC
# HPSC

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

May 20th 2020, 8:56 AM 35,183 Views 116 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Updated Apr 6th 2020, 6:00 PM 48,457 Views 52 Comments

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
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

50 clusters of Covid-19 identified in nursing homes, new health data shows

Apr 5th 2020, 12:39 PM 22,741 Views 26 Comments

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
# HPSC
# HPSC

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

Updated Apr 4th 2020, 2:15 PM 57,058 Views 98 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

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

Apr 3rd 2020, 12:29 PM 29,245 Views 20 Comments

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
# Data Breakdown
# Data Breakdown

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

Apr 1st 2020, 2:04 PM 39,887 Views 21 Comments

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
# HPSC
# HPSC

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

Mar 26th 2020, 12:24 PM 199,868 Views 45 Comments

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
# Mumps
# Mumps

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

Oct 25th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,358 Views 18 Comments

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
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

Mar 4th 2019, 5:56 PM 36,223 Views 64 Comments

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
# Safe Sex
# Safe Sex

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

Nov 16th 2018, 12:05 AM 40,182 Views 54 Comments

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
# Warning
# Warning

Seven people have died from flu this winter as medics warn people to take care

Jan 7th 2017, 2:33 PM 26,290 Views 36 Comments

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
# Achoo
# Achoo

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

Jan 16th 2015, 6:01 PM 12,632 Views 15 Comments

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
# If And When
# If And When

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

Oct 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 23,923 Views 58 Comments

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
# Infected
# Infected

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

Apr 2nd 2014, 6:45 AM 8,527 Views 18 Comments

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?
# Warning
# Warning

It's that time of year again but have you got your flu jab?

Feb 14th 2014, 11:31 AM 7,799 Views 46 Comments

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
# HIV

Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV

Aug 17th 2013, 8:15 AM 9,667 Views 40 Comments

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
# Leprosy
# Leprosy

Second case of leprosy reported in Ireland

Aug 9th 2013, 10:35 AM 21,180 Views 107 Comments

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
# HIV Stats
# HIV Stats

The median age for new HIV cases in Ireland? 33

Jun 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 8,901 Views 42 Comments

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
# Flu

HSE urges high-risk patients to get flu vaccination

Dec 21st 2012, 12:13 PM 3,463 Views 9 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Number of whooping cough cases doubles this year

Dec 16th 2012, 7:45 AM 8,997 Views 18 Comments

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
# World Aids Day
# World Aids Day

Cost of contraception causing some to risk unprotected sex

Nov 28th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,244 Views 23 Comments

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

# hpsc - Thursday 2 August, 2012

First ever Irish case of rare virus confirmed
# Illness
# Illness

First ever Irish case of rare virus confirmed

Aug 2nd 2012, 6:45 AM 14,239 Views 11 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Cases of whooping cough in children doubled last year

Mar 10th 2012, 2:53 PM 2,865 Views 35 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Measles cases on the rise - report

Dec 20th 2011, 9:59 AM 1,101 Views 9 Comments

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.

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