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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Strep A

Last year
# twindemic
CMO: 120 cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in hospitals overnight amid 'concerning' viral surge
Prof Breda Smyth urged people with flu-like symptoms to stay at home in the run-up to Christmas.
# factcheck
Debunked: No evidence that a rise in serious Strep A cases is caused by Covid or flu vaccines
More people reported having Caesarean sections shortly after receiving a vaccine than Strep A infections
# rsv
Leading GP: 'We are seeing huge rise in RSV - it's more of a concern than Strep A'
Dr Duffy said ‘hospitals are seeing more admissions with RSV and are seeing younger kids who are sicker with it’.
RSV usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms but can be serious, especially for infants and older adults.
Dr Illona Duffy says 'we're definitely seeing a rise in RSV'.
Dr Duffy added that there is a 'big concern' about a 'shortage of antibiotics'.
# Strep A
HSE contacts schools with advice for parents as child dies from invasive Strep A
A total of 55 cases of invasive Strep A have been confirmed in Ireland so far this year.
# Strep A
Explainer: What is Strep A infection and how are people affected?
The HSE is investigating if a four-year-old child has died from Strep A in Ireland.
# Strep A
HSE investigating if death of four-year-old child is linked to Strep A
A total of 55 cases of Strep A have been confirmed in ireland.