Mumps Outbreak: Jan, 2020

There is currently a National Outbreak of Mumps with many cases being reported every week to the Health Service Executive (HSE). Most cases are teenagers and young adults, occurring among those aged 15–24 years. The highest numbers of cases are in those aged 18–19 years. All HSE regions of the country have been affected.

In Cork & Kerry, there has been an increase in the number of new cases reported to the HSE since December 2019,with many students attending university/third-level institutes/PLCs affected. For more information on the current situation, please visit the Health Protection Surveillance Centre website.

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Changes to the Travel Club

The Travel Club is not a funded service. It is supported by Cork CIL and a local Community Employment scheme, but in order for us to continue the service, fuel, insurance, and vehicle maintenance must be covered by members’ contributions.

Block booking and late cancellations are significant and ongoing problems. Due to financial pressures, and to be fairer to all our Travel Club members, the following changes are being made:

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Say No to the Noro Virus

Noro Virus

This is the season for flus and winter vomiting bugs. Noro virus, better known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in Ireland, affecting people of all ages.

It is highly contagious and causes vomiting and diarrhoea. Noro virus can be unpleasant to experience, but it is not generally dangerous, and most people make a full recovery within a couple of days, without having to see a doctor.

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