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# meningitis - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

HSE investigating potential 12th case of meningitis

Three people with the condition have died in recent weeks.

# meningitis - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Meningitis alert: Parents 'shouldn't panic' but need to take quick action with sick kids

Eleven cases of a bug that causes meningitis have been reported since the last week in December and three of those patients have died.

# meningitis - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Meningitis: HSE expert says rate of uptake of vaccine boosters is 'very disappointing'

The HSE yesterday issued an initial warning after the deaths of three people.

# meningitis - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

HSE warning after three die of infection that causes meningitis and septicaemia

Eleven cases of what is known as ‘meningococcal disease’ have been reported since the last week in December.

# meningitis - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'He had a headache on Christmas Eve and died the next day': Wife describes husband's meningitis

“We don’t want other people to lose a family member like this and we want everyone to be aware of the disease.”

# meningitis - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

HSE says meningitis cases in Meath were 'small family outbreak'

A young girl died from meningitis last week.

# meningitis - Friday 9 March, 2018

A young girl has died in suspected meningitis outbreak

Several children were brought to hospital yesterday.

# meningitis - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

A new meningitis test could stop children being treated unnecessarily

The test could also cut testing times from 48 hours to one hour.

# meningitis - Monday 24 April, 2017

'He ended up in an induced coma': Matt Dawson on his son's meningitis battle Tackle Meningitis This post contains videos

'He ended up in an induced coma': Matt Dawson on his son's meningitis battle

Dawson and Rory Best are teaming up to raise awareness about the condition.

# meningitis - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I needed something to centre myself around': US woman learned Irish to improve memory loss

Shannon O’Neill is travelling to Ireland in the summer to visit Gaeltacht areas and advance her level of Irish.

# meningitis - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'From 10am in the doctor’s surgery to noon in the hospital, my baby was gone'

Lola Jane Nagle was just 17 months old when she died from meningitis in 2015.

# meningitis - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Tributes pour in for Grainne O'Donnell, the 20-year-old UCC student who died from meningitis RIP

Tributes pour in for Grainne O'Donnell, the 20-year-old UCC student who died from meningitis

From her hometown in Co Tipperary to classmates at UCC, tributes have flowed in for the 20-year-old.

# meningitis - Friday 17 February, 2017

UCC student dies after contracting meningitis RIP

UCC student dies after contracting meningitis

The death has sparked a number of calls to a meningitis helpline.

# meningitis - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Matt Dawson shares images of two-year-old son battling meningitis to raise awareness

The former rugby player spoke out after a young British girl died from the condition.

# meningitis - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Pakistan wants to hang a paraplegic wheelchair user

Abdul Basit has been given a last-minute reprieve after appeals by Human Rights groups.

# meningitis - Monday 30 March, 2015

Government will consider lifesaving meningitis jab for children - but only if the price is right

The UK is introducing a vaccine and Ireland will follow if “a cost effective agreement can be reached”.

# meningitis - Thursday 8 May, 2014

10-year-old Irish meningitis survivor's photograph used for global campaign

Aaron McHugh photograph is now available in an ebook for free on iBooks.

# meningitis - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Lifesaving jab for children in Northern Ireland - but not the Republic (yet)

Ireland has the highest incidence of Meningitis B disease in Europe.

# meningitis - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Column: I lost my daughter to meningitis – why is a vaccine for MenB still not provided?

We have a vaccine for a common strain of meningitis, yet it’s not on from the immunisation schedule. What is the delay? asks Siobhán Carroll.

# meningitis - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Warning issued after children at Cavan creche diagnosed with meningitis

All staff and children who has close contact with them have been given antibiotics.

# meningitis - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads

Get up to speed with the latest news, opinions and insights with our hand-picked indepth reads.

Column: ‘My husband was holding back tears when he told me Callum had meningitis’

On Universal Children’s Day, mother Roisin Hartley tells her story about how she came so close to losing her son to meningitis.

# meningitis - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Meningitis: ‘We never thought it would happen to us – but it did’

Siobhan and Noel Carroll sadly lost their daughter Aoibhe at the age of four to meningitis – now they’re educating others to spot the dangers of meningitis.

# meningitis - Saturday 19 January, 2013

13 people died of influenza during Ireland's last flu season

All of the people who died were elderly, ranging from 81 to 98 years old.

# meningitis - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Four die after rare meningitis outbreak in US USA

Four die after rare meningitis outbreak in US

All cases involved patients who received steroid injections for back pain, health officials said today.

# meningitis - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

From The42 Robert Huth hospitalised with suspected meningitis Get Well Soon

Robert Huth hospitalised with suspected meningitis

The Stoke defender was hospitalised with a mystery virus on Monday.

# meningitis - Monday 6 August, 2012

Benhaffaf boys' mum the new patron of Twinfest Twice The Fun This post contains images

Benhaffaf boys' mum the new patron of Twinfest

Fundraising event is also a place for multiple-birth siblings to meet and bond with similar families.

# meningitis - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

From The42 Sturridge treated for suspected meningitis - reports London 2012

Sturridge treated for suspected meningitis - reports

The Chelsea striker’s place in the Team GB Olympic football squad is in doubt after he fell ill over the weekend.

# meningitis - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Older people encouraged to receive pneumo flu jab

Comedian Brendan Grace is one of the advocates for the vaccine after discovering that as he has diabetes he is at risk for pneumo flu.

# meningitis - Saturday 13 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# meningitis - Friday 12 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# meningitis - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In this evening’s wrap-up: UVF blamed in Belfast, AIB battered in Bulgaria, and a strange new use for your toenail clippings…

Woman sues pet shop, claiming she contracted brain damage from parrots

Patricia Ingle says she contracted a rare brain disease from parrots while working at the pet store in Limerick.

# meningitis - Friday 10 December, 2010

Pfizer used 'dirty tricks' to avoid Nigerian payout: WikiLeaks cables

The cables reveal that the pharmaceutical giant hired private investigators to unearth evidence of corruption on a Nigerian official in order to halt a case about an alleged unauthorized drug trial.

# meningitis - Monday 29 November, 2010

The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: the details of the bailout-that-wasn’t; ‘Snovember’ sees temperatures to fall as low as minus 10, and Leslie Nielsen dies.

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