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No new cases of flu reported in Ireland for second week

No new laboratory confirmed cases of influenza were reported in Ireland last week.

Just two cases have been confirmed in Ireland so far this year.


Neither of the two cases reported required hospital treatment.

This is the second week in a row that the Health Protection and Surveillance Centre (HSPC) has reported no new cases of flu.

However, experts have warned that it is early days for flu and the country may see outbreaks later in the year or in early 2022.


They also said that preventative measures that are in place as a result of Covid-19 – such as mask-wearing, social distancing etc. are all preventing flu outbreaks.

Usually in Ireland, between 200 and 500 people die from flu every winter.

IMAGE – “State Public Health Laboratory in Exton Tests for COVID-19” by governortomwolf is licensed under CC BY 2.0


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