The HSE are urging parents to vaccinate their children against meningitis if they have not already done so.

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Dr Suzanne Cotter stated that there has been an increase in meningitis in the past two weeks. As well as this there has also been a decrease in the amount of vaccines used against it. 11 cases were notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre last week. Three patients have died so far.

-Sam Fitzsimons