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#Swine Flu

# swine-flu - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

New swine flu found in China has pandemic potential, scientists warn

Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009.

# swine-flu - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

'I knew there was a fight in them': Woman at centre of narcolepsy case shocked at ‘adversarial’ proceedings

Aoife Bennett (26) settled her case in the High Court with no admission of liability for an undisclosed sum yesterday.

# swine-flu - Sunday 7 April, 2019

More than 80 cases now before High Court over swine flu vaccine

A solicitor handling many of the cases said the slow process is “very frustrating” for his clients.

# swine-flu - Monday 7 January, 2019

'Not too late to get vaccinated': Swine flu can be 'very dangerous', warns minister

A significant increase in cases of the H1N1 strain has been reported.

# swine-flu - Friday 4 January, 2019

HSE urges people to get vaccinated as at least 2 die after contracting H1N1 flu virus

The virus is also known as Swine Flu, and can be particularly harmful to young people and pregnant women.

# swine-flu - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies

Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.

# swine-flu - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Second death on island of Ireland from swine flu in a week

This follows the death of a child in Dublin last week.

# swine-flu - Friday 5 February, 2016

"Swine Flu is now a seasonal virus" - HSE moves to dampen fears over H1N1 after child's death

The health executive has offered its condolences to the family of the child who died yesterday from the flu strain.

# swine-flu - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Child dies in Dublin hospital from case of swine flu

The HSE confirmed the death this evening.

# swine-flu - Friday 29 January, 2016

Four people with 'swine flu' have been admitted to hospital

The HSE has said that H1N1 is now considered a “seasonal flu virus”.

# swine-flu - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Study confirms swine flu vaccine and narcolepsy link in Ireland

The study showed a 13.9-fold higher risk of narcolepsy in children or adolescents vaccinated with Pandemrix in Ireland that those not vaccinated with it.

# swine-flu - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Villagers, Mein Kampf, and swine flu: The week in numbers

Plus: How much did Irish politicians disclose in donations for last year?

# swine-flu - Friday 28 February, 2014

Swine flu case confirmed in second Cork hospital

Mercy University Hospital has confirmed a case of the Influenza H1N1 today.

# swine-flu - Thursday 20 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning, here’s everything you need to know to launch yourself into Thursday.

# swine-flu - 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.

# swine-flu - Friday 24 January, 2014

Boy from Northern Ireland diagnosed with swine flu

The child, who became ill at the weekend, has been transferred to a hospital in Glasgow.

# swine-flu - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Swine flu kills elderly man in Spain

The man had also been suffering from unspecified diseases, and died at a hospital in Zaragoza.

# swine-flu - Friday 19 April, 2013

Narcolepsy sufferers plan march on Department of Health over lack of supports

A report published last year concluded that those given the State sponsored swine flu vaccine Pandemrix were at a higher risk of narcolepsy than unvaccinated individuals.

# swine-flu - Monday 7 January, 2013

Two die from swine flu in China

A man also passed away from the H1N1 influenza strain in Jordan over the weekend.

# swine-flu - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Result of swine flu jab investigation expected later this year

The Health Service Executive is investigating the link between a swine flu jab and narcolepsy. This year’s vaccine does not contain the controversial Pandremix strain.

# swine-flu - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Mother says she's totally convinced swine flu jab caused son's narcolepsy

There are now 16 confirmed cases of narcolepsy with links to the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix in Ireland. A support group is criticising what it’s calling the ‘minimal’ response from the HSE.

# swine-flu - Saturday 23 July, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Saturday

In today’s fix: Police say there are unexploded bombs in Oslo as the search for bodies continues on Utoya… and RIP Amy Winehouse.

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.

# swine-flu - Thursday 10 March, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Thursday

In today’s Fix: Cabinet plans St Patrick’s Day trips abroad; professor calls on government to consider nuclear power; and Charlie Sheen launches a major lawsuit against Warner Bros studio.

WHO's response to swine flu pandemic was 'flawed'

Review committee says the world is not prepared to respond to a severe outbreak of flu.

# swine-flu - 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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Micheal Martin begins his tenure as FF leader; a surgeon who contracted HIV from a patient settles his case, and a hunt is launched for a soldier who left a proposal for his girlfriend on the wrong answering machine.

# swine-flu - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Number of swine flu deaths in Northern Ireland reaches 21

Of the 21 people to die from the H1N1 virus since November, 18 are confirmed to have had underlying health problems.

# swine-flu - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

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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.

Pregnant women urged to get seasonal flu vaccine

HSE says protection against swine flu not enough as increased number of influenza B cases reported in recent weeks.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: police in Mauritius probe crime ring connection to Michaela’s death; was Lenihan lying when he said he supported Cowen? And the dress everyone’s talking about.

# swine-flu - Saturday 15 January, 2011

Two-year-old dies after suffering from swine flu

A two-year-old boy with swine flu who was being treated in an intensive care unit in Northern Ireland has died.

# swine-flu - Friday 14 January, 2011

Swine flu rates have doubled again

The Health Protection Surveillance Unit warns that the bug is here to stay for at least a few more weeks.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Cowen under fire as questions about his relationship with Anglo refuse to go away; the body of Michaela is brought home, and why piracy might be the next economic growth area.

# swine-flu - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

Suffering swine flu could leave you with 'super-immunity', researchers say

Feeling cold, sweaty, miserable, exhausted and aching? Cheer up. Successfully battling a bout of the swine flu could leave you with a supercharged immune system.

# swine-flu - Saturday 8 January, 2011

HSE orders 100,000 extra flu vaccines

Meanwhile, Fine Gael’s health spokesman has warned that overcrowding in hospitals will cause infections to spread rapidly and will gravely endanger the lives of the seriously ill.

# swine-flu - Friday 7 January, 2011

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The week in photos

Dead birds, dead sick, dead lucky – the highlights of the week in pictures.

Has ANYONE seen Mary Harney?

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Swine flu cases double in first week of 2011

Over 5,000 cases of flu were treated in recent days as more people come down with the virus.

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