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Ireland: Twelve deaths in State due to bacterial meningitis lin 2017

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  • Ireland: Twelve deaths in State due to bacterial meningitis lin 2017

    Source: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/heal...year-1.3424222


    Twelve deaths in State due to bacterial meningitis last year
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    There were 12 deaths as a result of bacterial meningitis in the Republic last year, according to the Meningitis Research Foundation.

    The foundation said there were on average between 150 and 200 cases of bacterial meningitis annually. One in 10 cases are fatal while a third of survivors will suffer side effects which include amputations, sight loss, brain damage or speech problems, it said.

    Viral meningitis, which is rarely fatal, is the most common type seen with 260 cases recorded in 2017...
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