Flu

HSE asking people to stay at home if they display flu symptoms

HSE asking people to stay at home if they display flu symptoms

The HSE is asking people to stay home from work or school if they are displaying symptoms of flu.

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Flu kills three people so far this season, HSE confirms

Flu kills three people so far this season, HSE confirms

The first three deaths from flu this season have been reported by the HSE's Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

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Flu vaccine uptake by people aged over 65 reaches 62%

Flu vaccine uptake by people aged over 65 reaches 62%

Dr Kevin Kelleher also said that there had been a “massive” increase the number of vaccines given out by the health authority.

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Flu vaccine will protect against 'Aussie Flu' this winter, says doctor

Flu vaccine will protect against 'Aussie Flu' this winter, says doctor

So-called 'Aussie Flu' is expected to have a big influence here this winter.

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30 people dead from flu since October

30 people dead from flu since October

There were 30 deaths from flu since October, with another five reported last week, according to the latest figures from the HSE.

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HSE warn winter flu levels are set to rise in coming weeks

HSE warn winter flu levels are set to rise in coming weeks

"Viruses are very predominant at winter time. They cause colds, they cause flu and they cause winter vomiting."

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Bond poison and hot toddies used to treat ‘Spanish Flu’

Bond poison and hot toddies used to treat ‘Spanish Flu’

Strychnine, the assassin’s poison of choice in James Bond, was just one of the strange but dangerous remedies administered by doctors to treat ‘Spanish Flu’ a century ago.

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We have a good chance of curing the common cold in next ten years – a scientist explains

We have a good chance of curing the common cold in next ten years – a scientist explains

Some people get barely any symptoms and recover rapidly. Others end up confined to bed, surrounded by used tissues. For those with compromised immune systems or respiratory conditions, it can even be life-threatening. We’d all dearly like to see a cure for the common cold, but it never quite seems to arrive. So what’s the hold up – and will it be over soon?, asks Peter Barlow.

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HSE warn flu season not over yet; 55 deaths so far

HSE warn flu season not over yet; 55 deaths so far

The HSE have warned that despite the onset of Spring, Ireland may still not have seen the peak of the flu season.

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