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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Meningitis

This year
# Meningitis
Investigation into death of Aoife Johnston (16) at Limerick hospital to commence 'shortly'
The teenager died at University Hospital Limerick on Monday, 19 December.
Last year
# Meningitis
Explainer: What is meningitis and what are the signs and symptoms to look out for?
While meningitis can affect anyone, it is most common in infancy and early childhood.
All time
# meningococcal W
Coroner calls for greater awareness of lethal form of meningitis following sudden death of 24-year-old
Gemma McGee died within 36 hours of falling ill.
# Vaccine
HSE investigating potential 12th case of meningitis
Three people with the condition have died in recent weeks.
# Health Warning
Meningitis alert: Parents 'shouldn't panic' but need to take quick action with sick kids
Eleven cases of a bug that causes meningitis have been reported since the last week in December and three of those patients have died.
# hse warning
Meningitis: HSE expert says rate of uptake of vaccine boosters is 'very disappointing'
The HSE yesterday issued an initial warning after the deaths of three people.
# warning
HSE warning after three die of infection that causes meningitis and septicaemia
Eleven cases of what is known as ‘meningococcal disease’ have been reported since the last week in December.
# World Meningitis Day
'He had a headache on Christmas Eve and died the next day': Wife describes husband's meningitis
“We don’t want other people to lose a family member like this and we want everyone to be aware of the disease.”
# no other cases
HSE says meningitis cases in Meath were 'small family outbreak'
A young girl died from meningitis last week.
# Meningitis
A young girl has died in suspected meningitis outbreak
Several children were brought to hospital yesterday.
# Revolutionary
A new meningitis test could stop children being treated unnecessarily
The test could also cut testing times from 48 hours to one hour.
# tackle meningitis
'He ended up in an induced coma': Matt Dawson on his son's meningitis battle
Dawson and Rory Best are teaming up to raise awareness about the condition.
# Meningitis
'I needed something to centre myself around': US woman learned Irish to improve memory loss
Shannon O’Neill is travelling to Ireland in the summer to visit Gaeltacht areas and advance her level of Irish.
# Meningitis
'From 10am in the doctor’s surgery to noon in the hospital, my baby was gone'
Lola Jane Nagle was just 17 months old when she died from meningitis in 2015.
Tributes pour in for Grainne O'Donnell, the 20-year-old UCC student who died from meningitis
From her hometown in Co Tipperary to classmates at UCC, tributes have flowed in for the 20-year-old.
UCC student dies after contracting meningitis
The death has sparked a number of calls to a meningitis helpline.
# Vaccinations
Matt Dawson shares images of two-year-old son battling meningitis to raise awareness
The former rugby player spoke out after a young British girl died from the condition.
# Death Penalty
Pakistan wants to hang a paraplegic wheelchair user
Abdul Basit has been given a last-minute reprieve after appeals by Human Rights groups.
# immunisation
Government will consider lifesaving meningitis jab for children - but only if the price is right
The UK is introducing a vaccine and Ireland will follow if “a cost effective agreement can be reached”.
# Raising Awareness
10-year-old Irish meningitis survivor's photograph used for global campaign
Aaron McHugh photograph is now available in an ebook for free on iBooks.
# meningitis b
Lifesaving jab for children in Northern Ireland - but not the Republic (yet)
Ireland has the highest incidence of Meningitis B disease in Europe.
Column: I lost my daughter to meningitis – why is a vaccine for MenB still not provided?
We have a vaccine for a common strain of meningitis, yet it’s not on from the immunisation schedule. What is the delay? asks Siobhán Carroll.
# Infection
Warning issued after children at Cavan creche diagnosed with meningitis
All staff and children who has close contact with them have been given antibiotics.
# up to speed
Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads
Get up to speed with the latest news, opinions and insights with our hand-picked indepth reads.
Column: ‘My husband was holding back tears when he told me Callum had meningitis’
On Universal Children’s Day, mother Roisin Hartley tells her story about how she came so close to losing her son to meningitis.
# Meningitis
Meningitis: ‘We never thought it would happen to us – but it did’
Siobhan and Noel Carroll sadly lost their daughter Aoibhe at the age of four to meningitis – now they’re educating others to spot the dangers of meningitis.
# illness
13 people died of influenza during Ireland's last flu season
All of the people who died were elderly, ranging from 81 to 98 years old.
Four die after rare meningitis outbreak in US
All cases involved patients who received steroid injections for back pain, health officials said today.
# Get Well Soon
Robert Huth hospitalised with suspected meningitis
The Stoke defender was hospitalised with a mystery virus on Monday.
# twice the fun
Benhaffaf boys' mum the new patron of Twinfest
Fundraising event is also a place for multiple-birth siblings to meet and bond with similar families.
# London 2012
Sturridge treated for suspected meningitis - reports
The Chelsea striker’s place in the Team GB Olympic football squad is in doubt after he fell ill over the weekend.
# Vaccine
Older people encouraged to receive pneumo flu jab
Comedian Brendan Grace is one of the advocates for the vaccine after discovering that as he has diabetes he is at risk for pneumo flu.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In this evening’s wrap-up: UVF blamed in Belfast, AIB battered in Bulgaria, and a strange new use for your toenail clippings…
# Courts
Woman sues pet shop, claiming she contracted brain damage from parrots
Patricia Ingle says she contracted a rare brain disease from parrots while working at the pet store in Limerick.
# Pfizer
Pfizer used 'dirty tricks' to avoid Nigerian payout: WikiLeaks cables
The cables reveal that the pharmaceutical giant hired private investigators to unearth evidence of corruption on a Nigerian official in order to halt a case about an alleged unauthorized drug trial.