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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.
An upsurge in the number of mumps cases, mainly among men in the 17 to 24 year age group, has been reported in Galway.
A major increase in the number of mumps cases in the west has resulted in the HSE West advising teenagers and young adults to ensure that they have had two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine to avoid contracting the infection. The number of reported mumps cases in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon rocketed from 18 last year to 258 by mid December this year.
An adult male and a child - the first swine flu cases in the west - recently returned from New York, it was confirmed this week.
The roll-out of the swine flu vaccine is set to start next week with the prediction that a quarter of the population will contract this new pandemic flu.
The HSE West is urging parents to make sure their children are vaccinated against measles in the wake of an outbreak of the condition in Co Galway.
The HSE West has reiterated its appeal to parents to make sure their children are vaccinated against measles in the wake of an outbreak of the condition in Co Galway towards the end of last year.