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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

Risk of measles transmission in the EU/EEA- 2018

This report is of particular relevance to us, as the ongoing measles outbreak in Limerick region in 2018 has been linked to importation, and the outbreaks reported in the East and North east in 2017 (source not identified), spread rapidly amongst non-incompletely vaccinated children and adults- similar to the picture being seen in Europe. » read more

Ribena reformulation - Important changes for healthcare professionals

From February 2018, new Ribena Blackcurrant formulations will start appearing on shelves and for a time new and old formula may be present at the same time. » read more

CPE – A Public Health Emergency

What does this mean for general practitioners? » read more

HPRA concerns about patients sourcing PrEP meds online

Dr Fiona Lyons, National Clinical Lead for Sexual Health, has highlighted concerns expressed by the HPRA about patients sourcing Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medicines online and made recommendations for GPs. » read more

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