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Health chiefs say get vaccinated as flu cases double in a week

THE HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has urged people in high-risk groups to get vaccinated against the flu as the number of reported cases of flu-like illness (ILI) has almost doubled in the past week. ILI rates have risen from 15.7 per 100,000 to 26.2 per 100,000 during the second week of February and are now above “threshold levels” which means that flu is actively circulating in the community,