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Flu is circulating in the community, warns health authority

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People in high risk groups, such as the over 65s and pregnant women, are being urged to get vaccinated against flu. The appeal from health authorities comes as the number of reported cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) nationally has increased in the past week.

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.

Seven out of ten people in the west don’t wash their hands for long enough

Seven out of 10 people in the west do not wash their hands for long enough to kill germs that cause infections, according to new research, just published.

Stigma prevents young people from seeking testing for sexually transmitted infections

The stigma associated with sexually transmitted infections (STI) is the main barrier preventing young people from seeking tests for the conditions, according to new research.

Decline in uptake of meningitis vaccine

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The Meningitis Trust is urging parents to vaccinate their children against meningitis, following news from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), which is part of the HSE, that the latest immunisation uptake data for children at 24 months of age indicates a decline in the uptake of the MenC vaccine, Hib vaccine and the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Drop in number of MRSA cases at Galway hospitals

The number of cases of MRSA infection at Galway University Hospitals [University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park Hospital] has dropped - 10 patients with MRSA bloodstream infections were treated at the city’s public hospitals in the first six months of this year.

Hep C scare will rock public confidence in ‘shaky’ HSE service

A local patients’ advocate has warned that the hepatitis C scare - which has resulted in more than 450 former public hospital patients being offered screening after it emerged they may have been treated by a surgeon infected by the virus - may further rock public confidence in an “already shaky” HSE led health service.

UHG has second highest cases of MRSA infection

University Hospital Galway (UHG) had the second highest number of cases of the superbug MRSA in the first six months of this year, according to figures released last week by the national Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

Beware of increased cases of mumps

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Bring back matrons to fight hospital acquired infections, urges new health forum chairperson

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The new chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum is calling for the return of hospital matrons to help in the fight against hospital acquired infections.

 

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