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# Flu

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Taking antibiotics for colds and flu is pointless - pharmacists
Pharmacists have warned that overuse of antibiotics is a major public health threat – and that we could eventually run out of effective antibiotics.
'Get the vaccine, not the flu' urges HSE
The HSE is advising at-risk people to get the flu vaccine as it “can be a very serious illness”.
13 reasons why manflu is the worst illness ever
It’s definitely not a made-up thing. No sir.
First ever Irish case of rare virus confirmed
The virus, which is spread to humans by rodents and can be life-threatening, was discovered in a patient at the Mid Western Regional Hospital.
'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu
A HIQA report also found that there were insufficient staff on duty to cope with the outbreak.
Two die from flu outbreak at Roscommon nursing home
42 of the 76 residents at Drumderrig Private Nursing Home in Boyle have been infected with the A H3 strain of seasonal flu.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
Seventh resident from Donegal home dies of flu
Another resident of the private Nazareth nursing home in Buncrana has died from influenza, the seventh to succumb to the disease.
HSE continues to investigate flu deaths at Donegal nursing home
Another patient at the Nazareth nursing home in Buncrana died today, but the HSE has said it was not related to the current outbreak.
IPA calls for a national vaccination register to be established
Following several deaths at a Donegal nursing home, the IPA has called for a national vaccination register to be set up to provide real time feedback in times of emergency.
Over 480 patients affected by low-dosage flu vaccines
An interim report by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland says an error in training led to some pharmacists giving adult patients a child’s dosage of the vaccine.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories as well as all the bits and pieces you may have missed.
HSE issues warning over low dosage flu vaccines
A number of people who recently received the flu vaccine may have received too-low a dose and will need to be re-vaccinated, according to the HSE.
HSE wages war on unnecessary antibiotics use
The Health Service Executive is urging people not to take antibiotics when they aren’t necessary – because it can lead to infections and antibiotic resistance.
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.
Poll: Should cough and cold remedies be banned for the under-6s?
The Irish Medicines Board says over-the-counter cough and cold medicines do no good for smaller children and shouldn’t be given to them. What do you think?
Superdrug could cure all viral infections
US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.
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.
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.
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.
Swine flu - over 5,000 new cases in last week
Swine flu: 7 things you should know
The HSE is stocking up on flu vaccines to tackle the virus which accounted for 98% of last year’s flu cases.
Illness rules Fallon out again
Second duvet day in a row for Co. Clare jockey.
Kieran Fallon out of two races
Even jockeys get the man flu sometimes.