Monday 23 October 2017

Swine flu case at Wexford Hospital

By David Tucker

HSE says two people are being treated for a
HSE says two people are being treated for a "influenza-like illness"

at least one person is being treated for swine flu at Wexford General Hospital, but health officials say there is no sign of an outbreak.

Sources close to the hospital said two people had last week been treated for swine flu, one of them a paramedic, however, the HSE would only say that one person was being treated for the H1N1 virus, a strain that is commonly referred to as swine flu.

The second of the two said by the sources to have been treated for the virus was a patient, who was collected by ambulance from an address in Wexford town suffering from flu-like symptoms.

In a carefully-worded response to queries posed by this newspaper, the HSE denied there was an outbreak of swine flu at the hospital or that any patient had acquired flu there.

According to the local sources, health professionals at the hospital, including paramedics, had been told to get vaccinated against swine flu.


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