Four-fold rise in flu cases prompts warning from HSE

14 Jan, 2016. Ireland.

This winter’s flu season has begun in earnest, with a four-fold increase in the number of patients attending GPs for influenza-like illness.

The HSE says flu is now actively circulating in the community and has advised people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against the disease.

This winter’s flu season has begun in earnest, with a four-fold increase in the number of patients attending GPs for influenza-like illness. Photograph: Thinkstock

The number of cases of influenza-like illness reported by family doctors last week jumped from 11.3 per 100,000 population to 48.5, above the threshold level for the spead of the disease, according to the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre. Read More

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