Christmas caution urged as Covid cases continue to rise

AS COVID continues to run rampant in Fermanagh, with SWAH admissions soaring and a heartbreaking rise in local deaths in the past week, the community is being urged to be as cautious as possible this Christmas.  The current infection rate in Fermanagh is almost 180, just under the rate in London which was this week […]

Vaccine news ‘more than we dared hope for’says local GP

A FERMANAGH GP has said the recent announcements on potential Covid vaccines are “an absolute game changer” that could very likely herald the beginning of the end of the global pandemic.  Dr Brendan O’Hare, who is the GP in Ederney and runs the Western Rural Healthcare group of practices, was speaking to the Herald earlier […]

Spread of virus now seems inevitable, warns local GP

IF AND when Covid-19 hits Fermanagh those in our community who are more vulnerable to the virus have been urged by local doctors to take special measures to protect themselves. Both Ederney GP Dr Brendan O’Hare, pictured below and Enniskillen GP Dr Johnny Guette, from Devenish Practice, have stressed that, at the time of going […]

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Call for vigilance after increase in meningitis deaths

A LOCAL GP has said he is “absolutely concerned” after the tragic deaths of three people from meningitis and septicaemia across Ireland in recent weeks. People on both sides of the border have been warned to be on high alert to the symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia, after the recent increase in meningococcal disease – […]