Kevin Kelleher

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In 2011, 18 cases of TB were reported following an outbreak     at Cloverhill Prison in Dublin. Photograph:   Cyril Byrne

Thirty-five cases of tuberculosis (TB) among prisoners and prison officers in the Irish penal system were notified to the HSE over a 10-year period, a(...)

Dr Kevin Kelleher, HSE’s assistant national director for public and child health, spoke at a briefing for reporters.

The number of deaths from flu this winter climbed to 25 over the past week, but the Health Service Executive (HSE) has said the season has “probably p(...)

Eleven cases of meningococcal meningitis have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre since the last week in December. Three of those patients died directly due to the infection. File photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has said it is “stunning” that the uptake for meningitis vaccines is not hitting its target after pressure exerted on the(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union has urged people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated for the flu.

There has been a “significant increase” in the number of people attending emergency departments with flu this season when compared with last year, whi(...)

By the end of February last year, reports of flu cases had reached record levels – almost 2,900 people had been hospitalised. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Health officials have urged people in “at-risk” health groups to get the flu vaccine as reports emerge of up to four deaths from this season’s strain (...)

Premises for sale in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. File photograph: Alan Betson

A report published on Friday found that small towns in Ireland are suffering a long drawn-out decline and are in urgent need of attention. The Society(...)

The herpes simplex virus is highly contagious and can be easily passed from person to person by close direct contact

Cold sores are small, blister-like lesions that usually appear around the mouth. In most cases they are caused by herpes simplex viruses – the strain (...)

Declan Quinn, lead angel for HBAN’s medtech syndicate; Sarah Cagney, communications and relationship manager of HBAN; and Kevin Kelleher, chief executive of OstoForm. Photograph: John Ohle

Medical devices start-up Ostoform has secured €1.1 million in investment from backers that include former Dragons’ Den panellist Seán O’Sullivan’s SOS(...)

Dr Kevin  Kelleher  said there was an increase in the number of people receiving the flu vaccine last week. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The incidence of flu in the population is likely to peak this week or possibly next as public health experts confirm between 18,000 and 20,000 people (...)

Dr Kevin Kelleher  said samples from GPs in the community showed the B virus was accounting for 60%  of flu cases, while in hospitals and intensive care units it was accounting for 50% of cases

The HSE has said the current prevalence of both A and B flu viruses is “unusual”, and that this had only happened three times in the last 20 years. (...)

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