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    HSE warning as mumps outbreak become widespread
    Updated / Friday, 17 Jan 2020 08:44

    Outbreaks of mumps have become widespread around the country, the Health Service Executive has said.

    There were 132 cases of mumps reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre last week...

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    HSE offers free MMR shots to combat 'significant' rise in mumps
    It follows a sharp increase in the number of cases of the illness last year.
    4 hours ago

    A FREE DOSE of the MMR vaccine is being offered to anyone between the ages of 11 and 30 as part of a HSE initiative to counter a sharp rise in mumps cases.

    The health service is offering the measure to anyone who has not had two doses of the MMR vaccine, or is unsure of their vaccine status.

    It follows what is being described as a “significant” increase in the number of mumps cases, particularly in secondary schools and third level institutions.

    More than 2,700 cases of the disease were reported last year, compared with 573 cases in 2018. A further 253 cases have been notified to the HSE so far this year, with almost half of these coming since dozens of cases were reported last week...


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      Mumps confirmed in Schull school
      January 21st, 2020 10:10 PM
      By Southern Star Team

      A CONFIRMED case of mumps, a potentially serious disease which can cause male sterility, has been reported in Schull Community College.
      The case is one of 25 reported in the county so far this year, compared to 94 for all of last year and 36 for all of 2018...


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        One thousand new cases of mumps recorded in first six weeks of year
        Total is almost twice the number of cases reported in the whole of 2018
        about 11 hours ago
        Paul Cullen

        More than 1,000 new cases of mumps were recorded in the first six weeks of the year, in the latest surge in a year-long outbreak of the disease.

        The 1,020 cases notified to the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre is almost twice the number of mumps cases that occurred in the whole of 2018...


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          Mumps outbreak in Kerry hurling camp has Antrim game in doubt
          Murt Murphy
          February 27 2020 06:09 PM

          Kerry senior hurling boss Fintan O’Connor has reported that he has three players who have contracted mumps and he will not know until Friday night whether that number has increased.

          Kerry County Board has confirmed that medical advice and HSE protocols are being followed and all appropriate measures are being taken...


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            Another mumps outbreak in Cork school - parents urged to check vaccinations
            The school in North Cork has seen several cases of mumps - HSE warns of a "national outbreak"
            ByJoe O'SheaEditor
            08:09, 3 MAR 2020Updated09:44, 3 MAR 2020

            ...Yesterday, Cork Institute of Technology confirmed that they had warned around 12,000 students of several cases of mumps that had been diagnosed on campus and sent detailed advice on how to protect themselves from the contagious viral infection.

            Another outbreak has been confirmed at a well-known primary school in the Fermoy area, with several pupils sent home as the HSE has issued advice to parents on how to deal with Mumps.

            Ireland is now facing what the HSE calls a "national outbreak" with 263 cases reported last week - most in young children or teens...


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              Over 200 mumps cases reported in Ireland last week, HSE says
              Outbreak of viral infection began in 2018 with teens and young adults hardest hit
              about 2 hours ago
              Kevin O'Sullivan Environment & Science Editor

              A large mumps outbreak in Ireland is persisting with 213 new cases reported last week, according to the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

              Most cases of the acute viral infecton have been recorded among teenagers and young adults...


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                575 mumps cases reported in Cork and Kerry
                Mary Corcoran

                A startling 575 cases of mumps have been reported in the Cork and Kerry region so far this year.

                The figure is higher than the total number of mumps cases reported nationally in 2018, when 573 cases were identified.

                According to new data published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), 97 cases of the disease were reported around the country last week alone as part of a continuing national mumps outbreak, which first started back in 2018...