'It’s just a mess' - father of teenager who suffers narcolepsy after swine flu vaccine says State has 'totally mismanaged' response

'It’s just a mess' - father of teenager who suffers narcolepsy after swine flu vaccine says State has 'totally mismanaged' response

The State has “totally mismanaged” the issue of children who claim to suffer from narcolepsy after being vaccinated for swine flu, according to the father of one such patient.

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Significant increase in reported cases of swine flu, says HSE

Significant increase in reported cases of swine flu, says HSE

The swine flu has officially returned to Ireland.

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Parents suing state over vaccination side-effects claim trials were not carried out

Parents suing state over vaccination side-effects claim trials were not carried out

Parents suing the state over side-effects from a swine flu vaccine say that the jab was rushed into use before getting full approval.

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Belfast schoolboy diagnosed with swine flu

Belfast schoolboy diagnosed with swine flu

A Belfast schoolboy has been diagnosed with swine flu.

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15 die of flu in winter 2010/11

15 die of flu in winter 2010/11

The flu outbreak has claimed a total of 15 lives this winter. Three more deaths have been reported in the last week.

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Swine flu: Boys infect boys, while girls infect girls, study finds

Swine flu: Boys infect boys, while girls infect girls, study finds

A study into swine-flu transmission has found that boys will generally infect boys, while girls mainly pass the virus to other girls.

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Woman dies from swine flu in Cork - report

Woman dies from swine flu in Cork - report

It is being reported that another person has died from swine flu in Ireland.

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Two swine flu chldren die in North

Two swine flu chldren die in North

Two young children with swine flu have died in the North today.

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Two-year-old with swine flu dies

Two-year-old with swine flu dies

A two-year-old boy with swine flu has died in the North.

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HSE reiterates call for swine-flu vaccinations

The HSE is reiterating its call for people in at risk groups to get the flu vaccine.

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Two more flu-related deaths revealed

Two more flu-related deaths revealed

Two people have died in the last week after suffering from flu, health chiefs revealed today.

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Restrictions at Mid-Western Regional Hospital due to swine flu

Restrictions at Mid-Western Regional Hospital due to swine flu

Visiting restrictions have been put in place at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick due to an increase in H1N1 flu cases at the hospital.

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Rise in swine flu cases putting strain on GPs

Rise in swine flu cases putting strain on GPs

GPs and emergency units are continuing to feel the strain today as swine flu spreads.

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HSE orders 100,000 extra flu vaccines

The HSE has confirmed its ordered an extra 100,000 seasonal flu vaccines to help combat the swine flu virus.

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FG calls for closed hospital wards to be reopened

FG calls for closed hospital wards to be reopened

There is an urgent call this weekend for the Government to reopen closed hospital wards in a bid to prevent a major swine flu crisis.

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Health chiefs play down flu figures

Health chiefs play down flu figures

Health chiefs confirmed 26 patients were tonight being treated in intensive care units for flu.

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Number of swine flu cases doubles

Number of swine flu cases doubles

The number of swine flu cases recorded in the country has doubled in the past week, with 26 people currently being treated in intensive care units.

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UK flu deaths rise to 50

UK flu deaths rise to 50

Eleven more people have died from flu across the UK, taking the total to 50, the Health Protection Agency said today.

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HSE boosts stocks of flu jab

HSE boosts stocks of flu jab

The HSE has ordered additional stocks of the flu jab.

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Galway surgeries cancelled as flu rate rises

Galway surgeries cancelled as flu rate rises

Around 25 elective surgical procedures have been cancelled at Galway University Hospital due to a spike in seasonal and swine flu.

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HSE renews advice to get flu vaccination

HSE renews advice to get flu vaccination

The HSE is urging anyone who has not already received the seasonal flu vaccine - which protects against the H1N1 strain - to get it.

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Groom dies of swine flu days after wedding

A father died of suspected swine flu just 10 days after his wedding.

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HSE advises flu vaccinations

HSE advises flu vaccinations

The HSE is advising people to get the flu vaccine, which this year also protects against swine flu.

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Swine flu outbreak at Rotunda hospital

Doctors at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin are attempting to contain an outbreak of swine flu.

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Two-thirds of swine flu vaccine unused

Two-thirds of swine flu vaccine unused

Two thirds of the swine flu vaccine is said to remain unused - as the national swine flu vaccination programme comes to an end this week.

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Experts to examine WHO response to swine flu

Experts to examine WHO response to swine flu

Experts will investigate the World Health Organisation's response to the swine flu outbreak and probably examine whether it could have been clearer when it declared a pandemic of what turned out to be a relatively mild disease.

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Two swine flu patients die

Two swine flu patients die

Two more people have died from swine flu in Ireland.

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Swine flu jabs set for workplaces next month

Swine flu jabs set for workplaces next month

Swine flu jabs will be introduced into the workplace next month.

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Number of new swine flu cases falls below 1,000

An estimated 15% of people in Ireland have contracted swine flu since the outbreak of the virus last spring.

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At-risk groups urged to get swine flu vaccine

At-risk groups urged to get swine flu vaccine

The Department of Health is today urging people who are at risk of getting swine flu and who have not got the vaccine to do so.

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Experts warn of second wave of swine flu

Experts warn of second wave of swine flu

Swine flu rates have peaked but public health experts are warning a second wave of the pandemic is likely.

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Swine flu claims North victim

Swine flu claims North victim

Swine flu has claimed another victim in the North, it was announced today, taking to 17 the number of people with the virus who have died in the region so far.

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Rate of swine flu halves in the past week

Rate of swine flu halves in the past week

The rate of swine flu has halved since last week with 149 people being treated in hospital, 10 of those in intensive care.

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Concern grows about rate of swine flu infection in young children

Concern grows about rate of swine flu infection in young children

The Department of Health says it is concerned about the rate of swine flu infection among children aged less than five.

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New swine flu fear as virus found in dog

New swine flu fear as virus found in dog

A dog in suburban New York is the first in the US confirmed to be carrying the same strain of swine flu that is infecting humans.

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Child with swine flu dies in North

Child with swine flu dies in North

A nine-year-old child has died after catching swine flu in the North, it was confirmed today.

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Two more swine flu deaths confirmed

Two more people have died from swine flu.

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Swine flu hits City

Manchester City have been hit by a swine flu scare.

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Swine flu reaches North Korea

North Korea has acknowledged for the first time that swine flu had hit the nation, a day after South Korea’s president offered to help the impoverished neighbour fight the virus reported to have already killed dozens.

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Woman in south latest to die from swine flu

A woman from the south of the country has become the latest person to die from swine flu.

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Polish govt faces probe over swine flu jab ban

Poland’s ombudsman has asked prosecutors to investigate the government for refusing to import swine flu vaccines, calling it an “unacceptable” failure that endangers public health.

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Pharmacists urged to get swine flu vaccine

Pharmacists around Ireland should get the swine flu vaccine as soon as possible, the head of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI), the pharmacy regulator, has said today.

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Man with swine flu dies

Man with swine flu dies

There has been another death here connected to swine flu.

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One million 'at risk' people vaccinated against swine flu in UK

One million 'at risk' people vaccinated against swine flu in UK

More than a million people at high risk from swine flu have been vaccinated in the UK, according to British government estimates out today.

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Tamiflu-resistant swine flu to become more common

Tamiflu-resistant swine flu which has broken out in Wales will become much more common as the virus mutates, a flu expert said today.

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Swine flu claims two more lives in the North

Swine flu has claimed the lives of two more people in the North in the past week.

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Deaths after swine flu vaccination investigated

Deaths after swine flu vaccination investigated

Two people in China who received swine flu vaccinations have died in the past week.

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Swine flu claims more than 6,200 lives worldwide

Swine flu claims more than 6,200 lives worldwide

More than 6,200 people worldwide have now died from swine flu, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said today.

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Pregnant women urged to get swine flu vaccine

Pregnant women urged to get swine flu vaccine

The Health Minister is urging pregnant women to avail of the swine flu vaccine following the latest deaths from the virus this week.

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Swine flu claims lives of pregnant woman and child

Swine flu claims lives of pregnant woman and child

A pregnant woman and a child with swine flu have died in the last week, it emerged today.

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Swine flu claims another victim in North

Swine flu claims another victim in North

Swine flu has claimed another victim in the North, the Health minister announced today.

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Children under five next for swine flu jab

Children under five next for swine flu jab

Children under five are expected to be offered the swine flu vaccination later this month.

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Swine flu programme extended to children and elderly

The next phase of the national swine flu vaccination programme is getting underway.

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Second week of swine-flu vaccinations

Second week of swine-flu vaccinations

As the second week of the national swine flu vaccination programme begins, it is thought that 28,000 people have now been vaccinated at the HSE's back-up clinics around the country.

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Swine flu: Hospitals to enforce visiting restrictions

Swine flu: Hospitals to enforce visiting restrictions

A number of hospitals will enforce new restrictions on visitations in a bid to prevent a spread of swine flu from today.

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Swine flu claims four more victims

Four people with swine flu have died in the last week bringing the total death toll to 14, it was confirmed tonight.

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Four more die from swine flu

Four more people have died from swine flu here in the past week.

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Two more swine flu deaths in North

A nine-year-old girl and a 65-year-old woman have become the latest victims of swine flu in the North, it was revealed today.

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Swine flu vaccination 'will take up to eight months'

Minister for Health Mary Harney says it could take six to eight months to vaccinate the entire population against swine flu.

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Harney hopes all will take vaccine

Health Minister Mary Harney is urging everyone to avail of the swine flu vaccine.

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