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# influenza - Monday 18 May, 2020

Free flu vaccine will be available for children aged 2-12 this winter

The vaccine will also be free for people in at-risk groups and those aged 70 and over.

# influenza - Monday 6 January, 2020

HSE apologises to those affected by overcrowded emergency departments as some hospitals ban visitors

Hospitals in Cork, Waterford, and South Tipperary have all imposed strict visiting restrictions.

# influenza - Friday 3 January, 2020

Dublin and Cork hospitals restrict visitors as they deal with high numbers of patients with flu

Children under 12 are not permitted to visit the hospital, it said today.

# influenza - Monday 30 December, 2019

'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments

There has been marked increase in general in the number of people attending EDs and being admitted to hospital compared to the same time last year.

# influenza - Thursday 12 December, 2019

HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating'

The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.

# influenza - 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.

# influenza - Friday 23 February, 2018

Over 100 people have now died from flu this season

The number who’d died at the start of February stood at 55.

# influenza - 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.

# influenza - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

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.

# influenza - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Spanish flu centenary: 'We're overdue another influenza pandemic'

And there won’t be enough vaccines or anti-viral drugs to go around, writes Dr Tim Hinchey.

# influenza - 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.

# influenza - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears

There was a discussion around what is causing a mistrust of vaccines, which have eradicated many diseases in Ireland.

# influenza - Thursday 9 February, 2017

57 people have died this winter because of the flu

The HSE are urging those at risk to get vaccinated.

# influenza - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it sets a new record.

The number of people with the flu doubled during December

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

# influenza - Saturday 7 February, 2015

The number of people admitted to hospital with flu has more than doubled in a week

The average age of those admitted is 59.

# influenza - Friday 16 January, 2015

Flu is 'actively circulating' and on the rise in Ireland Health This post contains a poll

Flu is 'actively circulating' and on the rise in Ireland

The HSE said that the rate has risen by almost 14%.

# influenza - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Bird flu outbreak prompts chicken cull in Japan

No cases of humans contracting the disease who have eaten poultry or eggs have been recorded.

# influenza - Thursday 20 February, 2014

One swine flu case confirmed at CUH, visitor restrictions imposed

One ward has been closed off at the facility as doctors await the results of tests on seven patients with flu-like symptoms.

# influenza - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Flu outbreak leads to visiting restrictions at Beaumont Hospital

Those suffering from flu-like symptoms should not go to the hospital.

# influenza - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Here's why you shouldn't worry about swine flu

One case was reported in Northern Ireland yesterday, but you could have contracted it yourself in recent months without realising. Here’s how.

# influenza - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu

The WHO say that so far there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

# influenza - Monday 7 October, 2013

Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season

Those in at-risk groups can get the vaccine free-of-charge from their GP or pharmacy.

# influenza - 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.

# influenza - 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.

# influenza - 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.

# influenza - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

10th case of new SARS-like virus discovered in UK

The British resident, who had visited the Middle East, is the 10th person worldwide to contract a virus identified last year.

# influenza - 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 distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# influenza - 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.

# influenza - 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”.

# influenza - 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.

# influenza - 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.

# influenza - Thursday 3 May, 2012

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.

# influenza - Sunday 8 April, 2012

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.

# influenza - 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.

# influenza - 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.

# influenza - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Eleven residents at Donegal nursing home suffering with flu symptoms

It appears that there may be a “slight mismatch” between the current flu vaccination and the circulating strain of the virus.

# influenza - Saturday 23 July, 2011

European medicines watchdog says swine flu jab not suitable for children

The European Medicines Agency has said there is a link between the drug Pandemrix and the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in young people.

# influenza - 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.

# influenza - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

Poll: Are you getting the flu vaccine? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you getting the flu vaccine?

The HSE has asked doctors to contact all pregnant women who were vaccinated against swine flu and ask them to return for the seasonal flu vaccine.

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