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This year
Ireland has one of the lowest rates of measles immunisation in Europe
Measles rates in Europe went down during the pandemic, but it is possible that cases were underreported during that time.
People who visited Turkey recently for botox stomach injections urged to seek medical advice
The advice relates to individuals who travelled to Istanbul and Izmir for the treatment between 22 February and 1 March.
Last year
Number of monkeypox cases confirmed worldwide passes 200 milestone – EU disease agency
Monkeypox symptoms usually clear up after two to four weeks, and it is not usually fatal.
Face masks no longer mandatory on EU flights from next week
The new recommendations are set to come into effect from 16 May.
All time
Covid vaccines have saved 9,000 lives in Ireland among 60+ age group, study estimates
New research by the ECDC and the WHO says that nearly 500,000 people across Europe are alive thanks to Covid vaccines.
Delta variant: EU health agency warns any 'significant easing' of restrictions will lead to autumn surge
The variant will account for 90% of cases in the European Union by the end of August, the agency predicts.
Younger with no underlying vulnerabilities may have second Pfizer dose delayed - Varadkar
Varadkar said the issue of spacing out the Pfizer doses is under consideration, but no decision has been taken yet.
Head of EU's disease control agency says 'we should be prepared that Covid-19 will remain with us'
Andrea Ammon urged European countries in particular not to drop their guard against a virus that “seems very well adapted to humans”.
ECDC says there was 'issue' with reported data which led to incorrect Irish vaccine figures
The ECDC’s vaccine tracker said Ireland had more than twice its actual number of doses administered.
European agency to amend travel advice following criticism from top Irish health officials
The ECDC said elements of its advice around international travel “need to be modified”.
Top Irish health official raised 'serious concerns' about travel advice issued by European agency
The Department wrote to the European Centre for Disease Control & Prevention one day before the UK revealed a new variant of Covid-19.
ECDC says there is a lack of evidence on how bad new virus strain is
The new coronavirus strain is estimated to be 70% more transmissible than previous strains.
'We essentially don't agree with that advice': Dr Holohan 'surprised' at ECDC guidance on air travel
The chief medical officer said the advice was still to avoid non-essential air travel this Christmas season.
Public urged to socialise responsibly and keep contacts to a minimum this weekend
It is the first weekend since Ireland returned to Level 3 restrictions.
Ireland and the Canary Islands turn 'orange' on EU traffic light travel map
Travellers arriving from orange regions do not have to restrict their movements if they have a negative Covid-19 test taken three days before their arrival.
'Green List': Travel guidance remains unchanged despite Ireland's high 14-day incidence rate
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said there will be no changes to the list until a new roadmap is published.
Schools are open, pubs are next: Government aims to reopen pubs 'as early as possible'
Ireland is the only country in the whole of Europe where pubs remain closed.
Cabinet to discuss dropping countries from Green List and random testing at airports
Malta and Cyprus are among the countries that may be removed from Ireland’s green list this week.
FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland
A Hiqa report has noted a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland during the pandemic.
'We've shown this can be controlled': Health officials say second wave not 'inevitable'
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control chief suggested that a second wave was highly likely.
Increase in rate of HIV cases in Irish people aged over 50
In 2015, around one in six new cases of HIV diagnosed in Europe are among people aged over 50.
Heading to the World Cup? Wear long-sleeved shirts, trousers and a condom
Perhaps not all at the same time, though. Health authorities have issued advice for those travelling to Brazil.