Galway Bay fm newsroom – Dun Beag creche in Dunmore has now reopened following an outbreak of E.Coli VTEC at the facility last month.
The number of confirmed cases of E.Coli at the childcare facility has increased to 15, with four of the cases needing hospitalisation.
In a statement to Galway Bay fm news, the HSE says public health and environmental health officials have inspected the centre.
The creche has now reopened and staff and children who have had two negative results have been approved to return.
E.Coli VTEC can spread in a number of ways including contact with infected animals, contaminated soil, water or certain foods, and can be spread among toddlers who are not toilet trained.
The majority of cases of VTEC get better with no treatment and without hospitalisation.
However, up to 10 per cent of VTEC cases can result in Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome which can lead to anaemia and kidney failure and requires intensive medical treatment.
The number of cases of VTEC notified in Ireland each year is increasing with 927 cases confirmed in 2017.
High level of cocaine now available in Galway city highlighted by Garda Chief Superintendent
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Over half a million euro worth of cocaine has been seized in Galway city since the start of the year.
The latest meeting of the Galway City Joint Policing Committee has been told that €539,000 worth of the Class A drug has been confiscated by Gardai since January.
Cocaine remains the most common drug seized by Gardaí across the city so far this year but Chief Superintendent Tom Curley says Gardaí only seize about 10 percent of the available supply and admitted it’s “frightening” the quantity of drugs in circulation.
Galway City Central Councillor Eddie Hoare who is a member of the Galway JPC says the high level of cocaine now in circulation in Galway is having major knock on effects.
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Glenamaddy Boil Water Notice is lifted
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: The Boil Water Notice issued for 800 households using the Glenamaddy Public Water Supply has been lifted with immediate effect.
Irish Water says following consultation with the HSE, water in the areas of Glenamaddy, Cloonminda, Bushtown and the Knockmascahill Group Water Scheme is now safe to drink.
The notice was issued on 30 September due to a deterioration in raw water quality at Glenamaddy Water Treatment Plant.
Following a number of satisfactory water samples and confirmation that the water treatment plant had returned to normal operation, the Boil Water Notice has now been lifted.