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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# bacteria

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Up to 4 cases of meningitis and septicaemia under investigation
Two of the people affected have died.
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Water notices at 15 Cork beaches after heavy rain
High levels of bacteria have been detected at some beaches in the county.
Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare
Increased bacterial levels have been identified in the water following heavy rainfall.
Debunked: No, Italy hasn't discovered that Covid-19 is a bacterium rather than a virus
The Covid-19 disease is caused by a virus, not bacteria.
Own-brand bottled water recalled in several supermarkets over presence of bacteria
The recall notice said E.coli was an indicator that water is contaminated with faecal material.
We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on
More than 4,200 students entered the competition this year.
Which kitchen surface stays clean the longest? A Young Scientist is trying to find out
Ellie Cunnenn (14) from Coláiste Chiaráin has analysed different kitchen surfaces to figure out which stay cleaner for longer.
How much bacteria lives on a pedestrian crossing button?
Despite the stainless steel surface, they’re thriving.
Tallaght Hospital restricts visitors over outbreak of antibiotic-resistant infection
The hospital said today that children are not permitted to visit any circumstance.
The Happy Pear withdraws batch of 'Hero Sprouts' over bacteria concern
The company is voluntarily withdrawing one batch of the product as a precaution.
'Urgent response' needed to tackle drug-resistant germs in Ireland's food chain
Drug resistant bacteria is recognised worldwide as one of the biggest potential threats to human health
'Invincible' bacteria will make common diseases untreatable
Scientists say when the gene becomes global it will mean doctors will not be able to treat common diseases like pneumonia.
This futuristic bathroom door handle has a trick up its sleeve
It’s probably the most advanced bathroom door handle you’ll see today, or ever.
Feel like chicken tonight? Don't ruin your weekend by cooking it the wrong way
Here are some helpful tips to avoid getting food poisoning.
Turns out that hand dryers can spread bacteria
That’s according to a new study from the University of Leeds.
Cork students' discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty
The three students from Kinsale Community College in Cork have reached the finals of the Google Science Fair with their research into using bacteria to help improve yields of food crops.
Trinity scientists discover how to attack a bacteria that causes cystic fibrosis infections
The common bacteria produces a slimy bio-film that on the lungs that is almost impossible for patients to clear
The world's citrus is being destroyed - here's what scientists are doing about it
Citrus fruits in Florida are facing a bombardment from a pest called a “Asian citrus psyllid”.
Don't go swimming at Bettystown Beach - the water's not fine
A new water sample was taken yesterday and results are due tomorrow but until then, people are advised to stay out of the water.
More than half of you wash raw chicken and that's really dangerous
Your mammy might always have given it a rinse but it’s safer for you and the rest of your family if you don’t.
It turns out urine is not actually sterile
If you’re a woman, that is.
Scientists have proven a good sleep could actually cure your cold
Experiments on fruitflies showed faster recovery and better survival rates for the ones that had more sleep.
MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it's getting more dangerous
New research at TCD is looking to find out which strains will become the most dominant.
Relax everyone, scientists have proved the 'five second rule' is real
Floor-food for everyone!
Two Cork beaches expected to reopen today
Tragumna and Kilcrohane beaches in Cork were closed to swimmers after the water tested positive for high levels of enteroccocus.
Swim ban at Cork beach due to high levels of E. Coli
There’s a ‘no bathing’ order at Fountainstown, while precautionary warnings have been issued for three other beaches.
Irish lab develops sensor to improve air and water quality testing
Trinity-based science laboratory CRANN has developed a new graphene sensor that can detect even the slightest change in signal.
9 tips for keeping your body infection-free
Bacteria on your desk at work, viruses passed on by your pets and food-borne illnesses lurking in your fridge – infection is everywhere.
Ikea investigating faecal bacteria found in almond cake
“These cakes never reached our stores,” a spokesperson for the Swedish furniture giant said, adding that the brand of cakes has not been withdrawn from stores.
Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study
A new Irish study has shown that antibiotic use can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestines of children.
MRSA superbug found on 23 newborn babies in Mayo General Hospital
Around 23 newborn babies have been found with the MRSA superbug in Mayo in the past seven months.
Dublin water disruption: Tests show 'improvement' in supply
Authorities have released further information on the contamination of water in Clontarf.
Clontarf water disruption: DCC says water can be boiled for use
In photos: Tankers supply water as testing continues in St Lawrence district metre area of north Dublin.
How clean is your handbag?
If you’re an average person… the answer is: not very.
Pseudomonas discovered in fourth neo-natal ward
The infection which killed three infants has been detected in water sources at another hospital in the North.
Deadly bacteria found on hospital taps, seventh case confirmed
The Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital has confirmed that the bacteria that killed three babies has been traced back to several taps in the neonatal unit .
Third baby dies at Belfast hospital after infection outbreak
An investigation has been launched after a third baby died of an infection at the Royal Maternity Hospital in Belfast.
Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague
Samples obtained by drilling skeletons’ teeth show that the disease has changed little over 600 years.
Who's got the dirtiest desk?
Lawyers and accountants have the dirtiest desks, according to a new survey. How dirty is yours?
Superdrug could cure all viral infections
US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.