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#Meningitis

# meningitis - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Coroner calls for greater awareness of lethal form of meningitis following sudden death of 24-year-old
# Meningococcal W
# Meningococcal W

Coroner calls for greater awareness of lethal form of meningitis following sudden death of 24-year-old

Jun 23rd 2021, 2:01 PM 34,426 Views 6 Comments

Gemma McGee died within 36 hours of falling ill.

# meningitis - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

HSE investigating potential 12th case of meningitis
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

HSE investigating potential 12th case of meningitis

Jan 15th 2019, 2:59 PM 17,364 Views 13 Comments

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
# Health Warning
# Health Warning

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

Jan 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 15,854 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Hse Warning
# Hse Warning

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

Jan 10th 2019, 5:30 PM 19,392 Views 34 Comments

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
# Warning
# Warning

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

Jan 9th 2019, 5:07 PM 52,720 Views 28 Comments

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
# World Meningitis Day
# World Meningitis Day

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

Apr 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 34,630 Views 16 Comments

“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'
# No Other Cases
# No Other Cases

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

Mar 13th 2018, 4:53 PM 17,956 Views 12 Comments

A young girl died from meningitis last week.

# meningitis - Friday 9 March, 2018

A young girl has died in suspected meningitis outbreak
# Meningitis
# Meningitis

A young girl has died in suspected meningitis outbreak

Mar 9th 2018, 5:59 PM 105,269 Views 12 Comments

Several children were brought to hospital yesterday.

# meningitis - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

A new meningitis test could stop children being treated unnecessarily
# Revolutionary
# Revolutionary

A new meningitis test could stop children being treated unnecessarily

Aug 30th 2017, 8:22 AM 6,212 Views 4 Comments

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
# Tackle Meningitis

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

Apr 24th 2017, 8:30 PM 23,496 Views 5 Comments

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
# Meningitis
# Meningitis

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

Apr 23rd 2017, 9:30 PM 22,334 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Meningitis
# Meningitis

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

Mar 2nd 2017, 6:05 AM 44,110 Views 12 Comments

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
# RIP

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

Feb 18th 2017, 12:51 PM 47,234 Views 11 Comments

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
# RIP

UCC student dies after contracting meningitis

Feb 17th 2017, 5:04 PM 29,082 Views 6 Comments

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
# Vaccinations
# Vaccinations

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

Feb 18th 2016, 12:15 PM 33,940 Views 32 Comments

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
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Pakistan wants to hang a paraplegic wheelchair user

Sep 22nd 2015, 7:21 AM 21,927 Views 49 Comments

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
# Immunisation
# Immunisation

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

Mar 30th 2015, 9:51 PM 11,641 Views 36 Comments

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
# Raising Awareness
# Raising Awareness

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

May 8th 2014, 8:30 AM 15,794 Views 6 Comments

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)
# Meningitis B
# Meningitis B

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

Mar 22nd 2014, 2:10 PM 9,500 Views 30 Comments

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?
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

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

Feb 15th 2014, 7:00 PM 424 Views 32 Comments

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
# Infection
# Infection

Warning issued after children at Cavan creche diagnosed with meningitis

Feb 13th 2014, 10:30 PM 19,237 Views 7 Comments

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
# Up To Speed
# Up To Speed

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads

Nov 20th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,158 Views 0 Comments

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’
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 590 Views 35 Comments

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’
# Meningitis
# Meningitis

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

Apr 27th 2013, 10:30 AM 11,137 Views 20 Comments

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
# Illness
# Illness

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

Jan 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,529 Views 5 Comments

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
# USA

Four die after rare meningitis outbreak in US

Oct 3rd 2012, 10:16 PM 9,568 Views 16 Comments

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

# meningitis - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Robert Huth hospitalised with suspected meningitis
# Get Well Soon
From The42
# Get Well Soon

Robert Huth hospitalised with suspected meningitis

Aug 8th 2012, 9:36 AM 305 Views 0 Comments

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
# Twice The Fun

Benhaffaf boys' mum the new patron of Twinfest

Aug 6th 2012, 9:15 AM 8,890 Views 0 Comments

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

# meningitis - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Sturridge treated for suspected meningitis - reports
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Sturridge treated for suspected meningitis - reports

Jul 4th 2012, 10:02 AM 236 Views 1 Comment

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
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Older people encouraged to receive pneumo flu jab

Sep 20th 2011, 11:09 AM 501 Views 0 Comments

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

# meningitis - Friday 12 August, 2011

# meningitis - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Jun 22nd 2011, 8:00 PM 1,912 Views 1 Comment

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jun 22nd 2011, 6:45 PM 1,175 Views 0 Comments

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
# Pfizer
# Pfizer

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

Dec 10th 2010, 4:36 PM 596 Views 0 Comments

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