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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Swine Flu

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New swine flu found in China has pandemic potential, scientists warn
Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009.
'I knew there was a fight in them': Woman at centre of narcolepsy case shocked at ‘adversarial’ proceedings
Aoife Bennett (26) settled her case in the High Court with no admission of liability for an undisclosed sum yesterday.
More than 80 cases now before High Court over swine flu vaccine
A solicitor handling many of the cases said the slow process is “very frustrating” for his clients.
'Not too late to get vaccinated': Swine flu can be 'very dangerous', warns minister
A significant increase in cases of the H1N1 strain has been reported.
HSE urges people to get vaccinated as at least 2 die after contracting H1N1 flu virus
The virus is also known as Swine Flu, and can be particularly harmful to young people and pregnant women.
Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies
Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.
Second death on island of Ireland from swine flu in a week
This follows the death of a child in Dublin last week.
"Swine Flu is now a seasonal virus" - HSE moves to dampen fears over H1N1 after child's death
The health executive has offered its condolences to the family of the child who died yesterday from the flu strain.
Child dies in Dublin hospital from case of swine flu
The HSE confirmed the death this evening.
Four people with 'swine flu' have been admitted to hospital
The HSE has said that H1N1 is now considered a “seasonal flu virus”.
Study confirms swine flu vaccine and narcolepsy link in Ireland
The study showed a 13.9-fold higher risk of narcolepsy in children or adolescents vaccinated with Pandemrix in Ireland that those not vaccinated with it.
Villagers, Mein Kampf, and swine flu: The week in numbers
Plus: How much did Irish politicians disclose in donations for last year?
Swine flu case confirmed in second Cork hospital
Mercy University Hospital has confirmed a case of the Influenza H1N1 today.
Here's why you shouldn't worry about swine flu
One case was reported in Northern Ireland yesterday, but you could have contracted it yourself in recent months without realising. Here’s how.
Boy from Northern Ireland diagnosed with swine flu
The child, who became ill at the weekend, has been transferred to a hospital in Glasgow.
Swine flu kills elderly man in Spain
The man had also been suffering from unspecified diseases, and died at a hospital in Zaragoza.
Narcolepsy sufferers plan march on Department of Health over lack of supports
A report published last year concluded that those given the State sponsored swine flu vaccine Pandemrix were at a higher risk of narcolepsy than unvaccinated individuals.
Two die from swine flu in China
A man also passed away from the H1N1 influenza strain in Jordan over the weekend.
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.
Mother says she's totally convinced swine flu jab caused son's narcolepsy
There are now 16 confirmed cases of narcolepsy with links to the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix in Ireland. A support group is criticising what it’s calling the ‘minimal’ response from the HSE.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In today’s fix: Police say there are unexploded bombs in Oslo as the search for bodies continues on Utoya… and RIP Amy Winehouse.
European medicines watchdog says swine flu jab not suitable for children
The European Medicines Agency has said there is a link between the drug Pandemrix and the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in young people.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In today’s Fix: Cabinet plans St Patrick’s Day trips abroad; professor calls on government to consider nuclear power; and Charlie Sheen launches a major lawsuit against Warner Bros studio.
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.
Number of swine flu deaths in Northern Ireland reaches 21
Of the 21 people to die from the H1N1 virus since November, 18 are confirmed to have had underlying health problems.
Poll: Are you getting the flu vaccine?
The HSE has asked doctors to contact all pregnant women who were vaccinated against swine flu and ask them to return for the seasonal flu vaccine.
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.
Two-year-old dies after suffering from swine flu
A two-year-old boy with swine flu who was being treated in an intensive care unit in Northern Ireland has died.
Swine flu rates have doubled again
The Health Protection Surveillance Unit warns that the bug is here to stay for at least a few more weeks.
Suffering swine flu could leave you with 'super-immunity', researchers say
Feeling cold, sweaty, miserable, exhausted and aching? Cheer up. Successfully battling a bout of the swine flu could leave you with a supercharged immune system.
HSE orders 100,000 extra flu vaccines
Meanwhile, Fine Gael’s health spokesman has warned that overcrowding in hospitals will cause infections to spread rapidly and will gravely endanger the lives of the seriously ill.
The week in photos
Dead birds, dead sick, dead lucky – the highlights of the week in pictures.
Has ANYONE seen Mary Harney?
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Swine flu cases double in first week of 2011
Over 5,000 cases of flu were treated in recent days as more people come down with the virus.