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HSE continues to monitor ‘contacts’ of third level students with TB

No new cases of tuberculosis have been identified in the city since last month when three third level students were diagnosed with the bacterial infection.

Students diagnosed with tuberculosis in the city

Three students have been diagnosed with tuberculosis recently at two third level colleges in the city. Two are attending NUI Galway and one is a student at GMIT.

Want to share your flu symptoms with academics?

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Galway people are being asked to volunteer information about their health this winter at flusurvey.ie. Now in its second year, the website is a collaboration between NUI Galway and the HSE - Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC). Volunteers are asked to register with the site, and log any flu symptoms if and when they develop.

Meningitis cases peak during winter months

Knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis is more important than ever during the winter months as cases tend to peak at this time of the year, according to ACT for Meningitis, the Irish charity for meningitis awareness and support.

Number of mumps cases swelling in Galway, warns HSE as figures double

An upsurge in the number of mumps cases, mainly among men in the 17 to 24 year age group, has been reported in Galway.

Westport woman calls for more awareness on tick bite disease

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A Westport artist has launched her own campaign to alert people to the potential dangers of a simple tick bite.

Overcoming misinformation - biggest barrier facing national meningitis charity

A Galway based national meningitis charity says the biggest barrier it has faced since it was set up three years ago is overcoming myths and misinformation about the condition.

Fundraiser tonight for city man who contracted meningitis while living abroad

A 46-year-old city man undergoing treatment in the United States for a condition he contracted abroad is to benefit from a major fundraiser being held tonight (Thursday) at 8.30pm at Crowe’s Bar in Bohermore.

Pharmacist urges cold and flu sufferers not to self medicate

People who believe they are suffering from colds or flus are being urged not to self medicate.

The Irish sang When Johnny Comes Marching Home...*

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Stephen Speilberg’s magnificent film Lincoln made it clear that the Northern States of America, the Union, had justice and right on its side, when it came to deal with the cotton-based slave states of the south. Washington had objected to their attempt to enlarge its slave industry further west. Southern states were enraged at this interference. In an appalling miscalculation some states began to leave to Union, set up their own Confederacy (eventually including 11 states), and prepared to fight for its freedom to choose its own destiny.

 

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