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The so-called ‘Spanish Flu’ of 1918/19 came in three phases, leading to the false hope that as each phase appeared to be on the wane, it only returned with a vengeance, creating misery and fear throughout the country.
The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is well under way, and now is the time for each of us to plan for our turn.
A campaign to inform people about the cost and availability of flu vaccine needs to get the message out to everyone in the coming weeks, Fianna Fail Cllr Donogh Killilea told the Regional Health Forum this week.
The chief executive of the Saolta University Health Care Group, which runs the local public hospitals, acknowledged this week that the threat from Covid-19 would remain with us for the forseeable future but stressed there were many reasons for optimism.
It is not too late to get your flu vaccination and the HSE is now urging people in high-risk groups to get vaccinated.
The HSE is urging parents not to send their children to school if they have flu-like illnesses or any of the associated symptoms, such as a high temperature, aches and pains, or a chesty cough in a bid to curtail the spread of the infection.
An increase in hospital staffing and opening hours are some of the measures being put in place by the health authority locally to deal with the expected increase in demand for services during winter.
Breathing problems and respiratory conditions are notoriously hard to treat but a solution could lie in something as simple as an organic herbal cream, or droserin cream, to be specific. Made from natural ingredients, including thermal water from the Podhajska hot spring, its most important components are Rosa centifolia and the bio-information of Drosera rotundifoli — both have excellent effects on the lungs and skin.
Following the success of last year’s flu vaccine campaign for health care staff, Saolta University Health Care Group has once again partnered with UNICEF to launch the 2018/2019 flu vaccine campaign "Get a vaccine, give a vaccine."
The HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland, based at NUI Galway, are working with researchers in Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, on the ALIC4E trial, which investigates whether the flu drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) is cost effective and beneficial to patients consulting their GP’s with flu symptoms.