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Ireland: 2018 Meningococcal cases

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    HSE warns of rise in meningococcal disease as three patients die from infection

    The HSE has revealed that there has been a "noted increase" in meningococcal disease in the country in the last two weeks.

    They said that 11 cases have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) since the last week of December and three patients have died from the infection.

    It compares to five cases for the same time period, December 24 to January 7, last year.

    Altogether in 2018, a total of 89 meningococcal cases were notified compared to 76 in 2017.

    Provisional data from the recent strain of the disease shows that all age groups have been affected, ranging from infants to elderly. Of the three patients who died, two different strain types were identified...

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    HSE investigating 12th possible case of meningitis
    Eilish O'Regan

    January 14 2019 6:06 PM

    The HSE is investigating another possible case of meningitis following recent deaths after a spike in people diagnosed with the potentially lethal infection.

    Three people have died from various strains of meningitis in recent weeks.

    It was revealed last week that eleven cases were identified between Christmas Eve and January 6.

    The HSE confirmed it is now investigating a possible twelfth case...