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The head of a national meningitis support and awareness organisation is appealing to the public to be vigilant in the wake of an increase in meningococcal disease (the leading cause of meningitis in this country) recently.
The recent outbreak of meningitis cases, including three deaths from the illness, has led to a Galway TD demanding the Government consider providing the meningitis B vaccine free to all children.
There has been an outbreak of Mumps in the HSE (Health Service Executive) Western Region according to the executive
The charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is warning Galway people that cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over Christmas.
More than 500,000 people aged 65 and older in Ireland are at risk of getting pneumococcal disease, or pneumo, this winter.
BY DECLAN VARLEY AND DAWN MCGOLDRICK
The head of a national meningitis charity says it is important that people realise that anyone of any age can get the condition.
Toyota Ireland is proud to announce it has donated a state-of-the-art microscope to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The microscope, worth €18,000, will be used to provide diagnoses and investigate illnesses such as meningitis, urinary tract infections, respiratory infections and other bacterial infections among children. The new microscope, which will be used in the Microbiology Department, will be instrumental in processing patient samples from A&E around the clock and allows for important consultation between laboratory and medical staff. It will also help facilitate vital staff training, making a significant positive impact on the services provided by microbiology.
A meningitis centre of excellence is to be built in the west as part of a five year plan by a locally based national charity.