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#Influenza

# influenza - Friday 5 November, 2021

'Early days' for the spread of the flu as no cases reported in the last week
# Flu
# Flu

'Early days' for the spread of the flu as no cases reported in the last week

Nov 5th 2021, 4:00 PM 11,801 Views 12 Comments

The HPSC has not recorded any flu cases in the last week.

# influenza - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed
# Influenza
# Influenza

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed

Oct 28th 2021, 7:10 PM 88,111 Views 45 Comments
  • The HSE recently launched its winter flu vaccine programme, with children aged 2-17 offered a flu nasal spray.
  • Usually in Ireland, 200-500 people die from the flu each winter - but there were no recorded cases last year.
  • The HPSC has said that global flu detections have increased in recent weeks, "albeit at low levels".

# influenza - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter
# Vaccine Drive
# Vaccine Drive

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter

Oct 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,991 Views 34 Comments
  • The HSE is advising people that getting a flu jab "early on" is the best way to protect themselves, Rónán Duffy writes.
  • Usually in Ireland, between 200 and 500 people die from flu each winter.
  • However last winter there were no recorded cases transmitted in Ireland.

# influenza - Friday 11 December, 2020

No cases of flu recorded by HSE so far this winter
# Influenza
# Influenza

No cases of flu recorded by HSE so far this winter

Dec 11th 2020, 10:07 AM 67,835 Views 76 Comments

Two deaths and 107 new cases of the illness were reported in the same week last year.

# influenza - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Winter flu vaccine campaign gears up to prevent 'dual outbreaks' of influenza and Covid-19
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

Winter flu vaccine campaign gears up to prevent 'dual outbreaks' of influenza and Covid-19

Aug 25th 2020, 12:03 AM 41,123 Views 69 Comments

For the first time, children aged 2-12 are also entitled to a free flu vaccine.

# influenza - Monday 18 May, 2020

Free flu vaccine will be available for children aged 2-12 this winter
# Influenza
# Influenza

Free flu vaccine will be available for children aged 2-12 this winter

May 18th 2020, 10:49 AM 30,801 Views 81 Comments

The vaccine will also be free for people in at-risk groups and those aged 70 and over.

# influenza - Monday 6 January, 2020

HSE apologises to those affected by overcrowded emergency departments as some hospitals ban visitors
# Don't Visit
# Don't Visit

HSE apologises to those affected by overcrowded emergency departments as some hospitals ban visitors

Updated Jan 6th 2020, 6:00 PM 19,378 Views 37 Comments

Hospitals in Cork, Waterford, and South Tipperary have all imposed strict visiting restrictions.

# influenza - Friday 3 January, 2020

Dublin and Cork hospitals restrict visitors as they deal with high numbers of patients with flu
# Influenza
# Influenza

Dublin and Cork hospitals restrict visitors as they deal with high numbers of patients with flu

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 5:38 PM 27,911 Views 66 Comments

Children under 12 are not permitted to visit the hospital, it said today.

# influenza - Monday 30 December, 2019

'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments

Dec 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 12,096 Views 10 Comments

There has been marked increase in general in the number of people attending EDs and being admitted to hospital compared to the same time last year.

# influenza - Thursday 12 December, 2019

HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating'
# Flu Jab
# Flu Jab

HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating'

Dec 12th 2019, 5:44 PM 37,401 Views 45 Comments

The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.

# influenza - Thursday 14 February, 2019

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

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

Feb 14th 2019, 7:31 PM 21,013 Views 23 Comments

The majority of people who died were over the age of 65.

# influenza - Friday 23 February, 2018

Over 100 people have now died from flu this season
# Influenza
# Influenza

Over 100 people have now died from flu this season

Feb 23rd 2018, 7:58 AM 26,725 Views 31 Comments

The number who’d died at the start of February stood at 55.

# influenza - Sunday 21 January, 2018

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 18,833 Views 55 Comments

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

# influenza - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

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 13,422 Views 60 Comments

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

# influenza - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Spanish flu centenary: 'We're overdue another influenza pandemic'
# Column
# Column

Spanish flu centenary: 'We're overdue another influenza pandemic'

Dec 27th 2017, 7:00 AM 6,562 Views 26 Comments

And there won’t be enough vaccines or anti-viral drugs to go around, writes Dr Tim Hinchey.

# influenza - Thursday 21 December, 2017

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.

# influenza - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears
# Chocolate And Ipads
# Chocolate And Ipads

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears

May 11th 2017, 12:07 PM 17,926 Views 94 Comments

There was a discussion around what is causing a mistrust of vaccines, which have eradicated many diseases in Ireland.

# influenza - Thursday 9 February, 2017

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 13,232 Views 66 Comments

The HSE are urging those at risk to get vaccinated.

# influenza - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals
# Health
# Health

There are currently 612 people waiting for beds in Irish hospitals

Jan 3rd 2017, 12:37 PM 11,660 Views 71 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it sets a new record.

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 16,486 Views 30 Comments

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

# influenza - Saturday 7 February, 2015

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.

# influenza - Friday 16 January, 2015

Flu is 'actively circulating' and on the rise in Ireland
# Health
# Health

Flu is 'actively circulating' and on the rise in Ireland

Jan 16th 2015, 7:30 AM 31,054 Views 101 Comments

The HSE said that the rate has risen by almost 14%.

# influenza - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Bird flu outbreak prompts chicken cull in Japan
# H5 Strain
# H5 Strain

Bird flu outbreak prompts chicken cull in Japan

Apr 16th 2014, 8:54 AM 3,641 Views 6 Comments

No cases of humans contracting the disease who have eaten poultry or eggs have been recorded.

# influenza - Thursday 20 February, 2014

One swine flu case confirmed at CUH, visitor restrictions imposed
# H1N1
# H1N1

One swine flu case confirmed at CUH, visitor restrictions imposed

Feb 20th 2014, 8:24 AM 9,156 Views 4 Comments

One ward has been closed off at the facility as doctors await the results of tests on seven patients with flu-like symptoms.

# influenza - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Flu outbreak leads to visiting restrictions at Beaumont Hospital
# Health
# Health

Flu outbreak leads to visiting restrictions at Beaumont Hospital

Feb 16th 2014, 11:49 AM 7,928 Views 11 Comments

Those suffering from flu-like symptoms should not go to the hospital.

# influenza - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Here's why you shouldn't worry about swine flu
# That'll Do Pig
# That'll Do Pig

Here's why you shouldn't worry about swine flu

Jan 25th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,823 Views 11 Comments

One case was reported in Northern Ireland yesterday, but you could have contracted it yourself in recent months without realising. Here’s how.

# influenza - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu
# Bird Flu
# Bird Flu

Chinese man in hospital with confirmed case of bird flu

Jan 7th 2014, 3:03 PM 10,616 Views 30 Comments

The WHO say that so far there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

# influenza - Monday 7 October, 2013

Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season
# Flu Vaccine
# Flu Vaccine

Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season

Oct 7th 2013, 11:12 AM 6,868 Views 109 Comments

Those in at-risk groups can get the vaccine free-of-charge from their GP or pharmacy.

# influenza - Friday 29 March, 2013

Visitors warned to stay away from Beaumont Hospital
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Visitors warned to stay away from Beaumont Hospital

Mar 29th 2013, 9:29 AM 7,402 Views 17 Comments

A total of 187 cases of influenza have been recorded at the hospital – and Beaumont is trying to stop that number from getting any higher.

# influenza - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Public asked to avoid Beaumont Hospital over flu outbreak
# Influenza
# Influenza

Public asked to avoid Beaumont Hospital over flu outbreak

Mar 16th 2013, 12:42 PM 4,415 Views 5 Comments

At least 113 cases of flu have been recorded at the hospital since the outbreak began last month.

# influenza - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Public asked to avoid visiting Beaumont Hospital
# Beaumont Hospital
# Beaumont Hospital

Public asked to avoid visiting Beaumont Hospital

Mar 6th 2013, 10:33 AM 6,672 Views 11 Comments

Visiting restrictions are in place in light of a recent outbreak of flu in the hospital.

# influenza - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

10th case of new SARS-like virus discovered in UK
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

10th case of new SARS-like virus discovered in UK

Feb 12th 2013, 12:15 PM 6,164 Views 12 Comments

The British resident, who had visited the Middle East, is the 10th person worldwide to contract a virus identified last year.

# influenza - Monday 28 January, 2013

The burning question*: Is it okay to keep a tissue up your sleeve?
# Dilemma
From The Daily Edge
# Dilemma

The burning question*: Is it okay to keep a tissue up your sleeve?

Jan 28th 2013, 1:55 PM 18,858 Views 26 Comments

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# influenza - Friday 21 December, 2012

HSE urges high-risk patients to get flu vaccination
# Flu
# Flu

HSE urges high-risk patients to get flu vaccination

Dec 21st 2012, 12:13 PM 3,479 Views 9 Comments

The HSE says flu is now ciruclating, and over 65s, pregnant women and people with chronic illnesses should act quickly.

# influenza - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

'Get the vaccine, not the flu' urges HSE
# Flu
# Flu

'Get the vaccine, not the flu' urges HSE

Oct 9th 2012, 8:30 AM 5,348 Views 134 Comments

The HSE is advising at-risk people to get the flu vaccine as it “can be a very serious illness”.

# influenza - Thursday 2 August, 2012

First ever Irish case of rare virus confirmed
# Illness
# Illness

First ever Irish case of rare virus confirmed

Aug 2nd 2012, 6:45 AM 14,507 Views 11 Comments

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.

# influenza - Friday 11 May, 2012

'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu
# Nazareth House
# Nazareth House

'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu

May 11th 2012, 2:01 PM 2,484 Views 3 Comments

A HIQA report also found that there were insufficient staff on duty to cope with the outbreak.

# influenza - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Two die from flu outbreak at Roscommon nursing home
# Flu
# Flu

Two die from flu outbreak at Roscommon nursing home

May 3rd 2012, 4:13 PM 2,216 Views 1 Comment

42 of the 76 residents at Drumderrig Private Nursing Home in Boyle have been infected with the A H3 strain of seasonal flu.

# influenza - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Seventh resident from Donegal home dies of flu
# Flu
# Flu

Seventh resident from Donegal home dies of flu

Apr 8th 2012, 2:33 PM 1,715 Views 5 Comments

Another resident of the private Nazareth nursing home in Buncrana has died from influenza, the seventh to succumb to the disease.

# influenza - Friday 6 April, 2012

HSE continues to investigate flu deaths at Donegal nursing home
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

HSE continues to investigate flu deaths at Donegal nursing home

Apr 6th 2012, 6:46 PM 1,444 Views 1 Comment

Another patient at the Nazareth nursing home in Buncrana died today, but the HSE has said it was not related to the current outbreak.

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