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#Flu

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Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

Dec 7th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,980 Views 46 Comments

There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.

55 people have died during this year's flu season
# Peak Flu
# Peak Flu

55 people have died during this year's flu season

Feb 1st 2018, 3:56 PM 18,150 Views 28 Comments

The HSE says that we may have reached peak flu season this week.

Scientist warn of global pandemics: 'We know that it is coming, but we have no way of stopping it'
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Scientist warn of global pandemics: 'We know that it is coming, but we have no way of stopping it'

Jan 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 69,523 Views 64 Comments

At Davos, the World Health Organisation spoke about disease as a threat to humanity.

34 people have died so far from the flu this season
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

34 people have died so far from the flu this season

Jan 25th 2018, 2:30 PM 17,070 Views 37 Comments

The number of cases of flu continued to rise over the past week.

The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat
# Fighting Back
# Fighting Back

The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat

Jan 21st 2018, 9:45 AM 18,836 Views 53 Comments

There’s currently no way to predict what strain of the shape-shifting flu virus could trigger another pandemic.

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea
# Warning
# Warning

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea

Jan 16th 2018, 6:20 AM 58,986 Views 21 Comments

It caused one man to rupture the back of his throat, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow.

Here's what you need to know about the flu going around
# Mind Your Health
# Mind Your Health

Here's what you need to know about the flu going around

Updated Jan 9th 2018, 7:30 PM 34,484 Views 19 Comments

With the various strains of flu going around you can likely get sick multiple times if you haven’t been vaccinated.

Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives

Jan 9th 2018, 6:15 AM 13,426 Views 60 Comments

The HSE ran a campaign over the last few months to encourage healthcare workers to get the vaccine.

Children with flu symptoms urged to stay home from school as virus strain hits young hardest
# Influenza B
# Influenza B

Children with flu symptoms urged to stay home from school as virus strain hits young hardest

Jan 4th 2018, 6:46 PM 39,387 Views 34 Comments

Health officials fear a significant outbreak of the disease when schools reopen next week.

Poll: Have you got the flu vaccine?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you got the flu vaccine?

Jan 2nd 2018, 9:33 AM 28,084 Views 84 Comments

Two strains have been recorded in Ireland.

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland
# Postponed Surgeries
# Postponed Surgeries

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:58 AM 39,000 Views 24 Comments

Elective surgeries have been postponed in some hospitals in a bid to prioritise emergencies.

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact
# Busy Period
# Busy Period

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact

Dec 22nd 2017, 8:45 AM 9,787 Views 23 Comments

The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness
# Under The Weather
# Under The Weather

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

Dec 21st 2017, 2:52 PM 15,032 Views 46 Comments

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research
# Vaccinations
# Vaccinations

Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research

Nov 26th 2017, 9:30 AM 11,855 Views 40 Comments

The HSE is urging all those at risk to get vaccinated.

There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks
# Viral War
# Viral War

There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks

Oct 26th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,387 Views 17 Comments

The new model for forecasting seasonal outbreaks makes better predictions by factoring in how much the virus changed compared to recent years.

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle
# Flu Patch
# Flu Patch

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle

Jun 28th 2017, 6:15 AM 8,149 Views 23 Comments

First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.

Tony Bennett's sell-out Dublin concert has been cancelled
# Bord Gais
# Bord Gais

Tony Bennett's sell-out Dublin concert has been cancelled

Jun 23rd 2017, 9:23 PM 55,962 Views 21 Comments

The 19-time Grammy winner was due to perform this Sunday.

Following chocolate comments, HSE says 'incentives' have helped vaccination rate rise 50%
# Sugar Coat It
# Sugar Coat It

Following chocolate comments, HSE says 'incentives' have helped vaccination rate rise 50%

May 12th 2017, 7:04 PM 9,773 Views 14 Comments

“Vaccine hesitancy is increasingly becoming a major issue,” a HSE spokesperson said.

How to cope with 7 common illnesses
# Sponsored By HSE
# Sponsored By HSE

How to cope with 7 common illnesses

Feb 14th 2017, 9:25 AM 20,239 Views 3 Comments

Mild bugs can often be dealt with at home.

57 people have died this winter because of the flu
# Are You Vaccinated?
# Are You Vaccinated?

57 people have died this winter because of the flu

Feb 9th 2017, 6:29 PM 13,236 Views 66 Comments

The HSE are urging those at risk to get vaccinated.

Irish scientists' breakthrough could lead to virus immunity
# Trinity College Dublin
# Trinity College Dublin

Irish scientists' breakthrough could lead to virus immunity

Jan 26th 2017, 6:15 AM 17,963 Views 28 Comments

Trinity’s Immunology discovery could help restore our natural immunity to viruses such as Ebola, Zika and SARS – as well as the common flu.

The flu has caused 29 deaths and 835 hospitalisations this winter and will remain for up to four weeks
# Fatal
# Fatal

The flu has caused 29 deaths and 835 hospitalisations this winter and will remain for up to four weeks

Jan 19th 2017, 1:24 PM 10,822 Views 20 Comments

“There is still a significant amount of flu in our community … this is higher than it has been in a number of years.”

Seven people have died from flu this winter as medics warn people to take care
# Warning
# Warning

Seven people have died from flu this winter as medics warn people to take care

Jan 7th 2017, 2:33 PM 26,327 Views 36 Comments

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said 341 people were admitted to hospital for flu in the last two weeks of 2016.

Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true

Jan 4th 2017, 8:00 PM 22,009 Views 91 Comments

He wants private hospital facilities to be used to help ease the pressure on emergency departments in public hospitals.

The number of people with the flu doubled during December
# Health
# Health

The number of people with the flu doubled during December

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:25 AM 16,488 Views 30 Comments

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

Red Hot Chili Peppers postpone this week's Dublin gigs
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

Red Hot Chili Peppers postpone this week's Dublin gigs

Dec 19th 2016, 3:28 PM 24,804 Views 26 Comments

The shows in the 3Arena have been called off as the lead singer Anthony Kiedis has the flu.

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging

Nov 13th 2016, 7:45 AM 11,295 Views 25 Comments

Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'
# Flu Epidemic
# Flu Epidemic

Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'

Oct 19th 2016, 7:53 AM 15,725 Views 67 Comments

Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.

Flu season is back - here are 8 things you really should know
# Sponsored By HSE
# Sponsored By HSE

Flu season is back - here are 8 things you really should know

Oct 12th 2016, 4:43 PM 30,710 Views 22 Comments

Including how to tell the difference between flu and the common cold.

15 tweets that everyone in the throes of cold season will relate to
# Sniffing Vicks
From The Daily Edge
# Sniffing Vicks

15 tweets that everyone in the throes of cold season will relate to

Oct 5th 2016, 11:36 AM 6,642 Views 0 Comments

* Stuffs tissue up nose*.

Here's how to get yourself vaccinated this flu season
# Jab
# Jab

Here's how to get yourself vaccinated this flu season

Oct 3rd 2016, 7:58 AM 14,114 Views 31 Comments

At-risk groups receive tha vaccine free-of-charge.

Music legend Prince has flight grounded after falling sick
# Prince Flu
# Prince Flu

Music legend Prince has flight grounded after falling sick

Apr 16th 2016, 11:16 AM 16,446 Views 42 Comments

The icon had been suffering from a bout of flu over the past weeks.

There’s no cure for the common cold and other bugs - but here’s what you can do to feel better
# Sponsored By HSE
# Sponsored By HSE

There’s no cure for the common cold and other bugs - but here’s what you can do to feel better

Feb 12th 2016, 1:14 PM 43,000 Views 30 Comments

Feeling under the weather? Here’s what you can do about it.

Man Flu is definitely a thing and worse than woman flu; scientists said so
# Vindication
From The Daily Edge
# Vindication

Man Flu is definitely a thing and worse than woman flu; scientists said so

Jan 14th 2016, 9:36 AM 3,330 Views 2 Comments

Take to the bed men, you ARE sick.

Feeling sick? That's your body telling you to stay at home
# Achoo
# Achoo

Feeling sick? That's your body telling you to stay at home

Jan 10th 2016, 3:00 PM 28,650 Views 22 Comments

If you’re sick, your body wants you to stay in bed, it would seem.

10 thoughts it's perfectly OK to have when you're sick in January
# Sniffle Season
From The Daily Edge
# Sniffle Season

10 thoughts it's perfectly OK to have when you're sick in January

Jan 6th 2016, 9:30 PM 10,035 Views 4 Comments

The sickening. It’s happening.

Visiting suspended at 2 hospitals in Dublin and Cork due to flu outbreak
# Stay Away
# Stay Away

Visiting suspended at 2 hospitals in Dublin and Cork due to flu outbreak

Feb 8th 2015, 3:20 PM 24,286 Views 23 Comments

Mercy University Hospital in Cork isn’t looking too good either…

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

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

Feb 7th 2015, 1:55 PM 14,497 Views 33 Comments

The average age of those admitted is 59.

No children and limited number of visitors allowed in St James's Hospital
# Don't Go There
# Don't Go There

No children and limited number of visitors allowed in St James's Hospital

Feb 3rd 2015, 7:15 PM 20,108 Views 9 Comments

Certain wards may need to be closed to all except specially approved compassionate visiting.

Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show
# Trials
# Trials

Contentious flu drug DOES work, latest trials show

Jan 30th 2015, 3:07 PM 15,880 Views 25 Comments

It reduces the length of symptoms, new research shows.