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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C


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# warning
Seven people have died from flu this winter as medics warn people to take care
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said 341 people were admitted to hospital for flu in the last two weeks of 2016.
# Achoo
Flu vaccine doesn't exactly match the flu that's going around
Yesterday the HSE warned that flu rates are on the rise.
# If and when
This is what will happen if a person in Ireland gets Ebola
Plans are in place for a number of different scenarios.
# infected
Students told to check that they're vaccinated after measles outbreak
Two cases have been confirmed at NUI Galway in the first cases in the country so far this year.
# warning
It's that time of year again but have you got your flu jab?
The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has said the number of influenza-like illnesses has increased over the past week.
Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV
The research in the Irish Medical Journal found many of the children’s illnesses were diagnosed at an advanced stage.
# Leprosy
Second case of leprosy reported in Ireland
A male foreign national had a occurrence of the disease which he had contracted in a foreign country and has been treated in a north-east hospital.
# HIV stats
The median age for new HIV cases in Ireland? 33
New statistics show that the number of people with HIV in Ireland rose last year for the first time in four years.
# Flu
HSE urges high-risk patients to get flu vaccination
The HSE says flu is now ciruclating, and over 65s, pregnant women and people with chronic illnesses should act quickly.
# Outbreak
Number of whooping cough cases doubles this year
The HSE says that the second successive year of doubling cases is “of concern” – and 80 per cent of hospitalised cases were babies aged between newborn and 5 months old.
# world aids day
Cost of contraception causing some to risk unprotected sex
Ahead of World AIDS Day this Saturday, the Dublin AIDS Alliance is urging people to take greater care of their sexual health.
# illness
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.
# Health
Cases of whooping cough in children doubled last year
A new report has shows that 229 children suffered with whooping cough in 2011.
# Health
Measles cases on the rise - report
While incidences of MRSA were the lowest ever recorded by the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre, the number of measles cases in Ireland rose by 149 per cent last year.
# Irish Aids Day
Ireland records lowest level of new HIV cases in 10 years
However a report by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre found there continues to be a high level of gay and bisexual men testing positive.