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Systemic and inhaled quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics - risk of disabling, long lasting and potential irreversible side effects and restrictions on use. » read more

HSE Public Health Alert: Increase in measles notifications Ireland weeks

There has been an increase in the number of measles cases reported to the HSE since the beginning of the year. This email is to inform you of the risk of cases being seen in other parts of the country, even outside the main outbreak areas (East and Northwest) » read more

Treatment options for hypoglycaemia management

The introduction of the sugar tax in 2017 and the reformulation of some commonly used hypoglycaemia treatment options have highlighted the issue of healthcare professional recommendations for the home treatment of hypoglycaemia. » read more

Measles in Tunisia

WHO update on measles in Tunisia alert 1 » read more

Statementof the 20th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of polio virus – 19th February

Statement of the 20th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of polio virus – 19th February - Additional information » read more

Measles in Ski Resort Val Thorens, SE France

French authorities are reporting a large measles outbreak in the ski resort of Val Thorens in Savoie during the last few weeks. » read more

Notification from MSD about Sinemat Products

MSD have notified doctors of a shortage in supply of two of their Sinemet products. Sinemet is the drug that is most widely used in the management of Parkinson's Disease. » read more

HPSC Alert: Salmonella cases among Irish residents returning from Medjugorje, Bosnia Herzegovina

We are alerting you to the possibility of additional cases presenting to General Practice. » read more

WHO update on measles in European region as of May 2018

WHO update on measles in European region as of May 2018
In the first three months of 2018, 18 329 measles cases have been reported in 36 countries of the WHO European Region, including 23 measles-related deaths in 7 countries. » read more

Imported Measles Outbreak in Midwest

The measles outbreak in the midwest (index case imported) has continued to spread within the Midwest community (particularly Limerick and adjacent areas). » read more

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