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# Epidemic

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Guinea health chief calls Ebola outbreak an epidemic as seven cases are confirmed
The cases mark the first known resurgence of Ebola in West Africa since a 2013-2016 epidemic.
DR Congo announces end of latest Ebola epidemic, after 55 people killed in past five months
The wide use of vaccinations helped curb the disease, the WHO said.
Irish government gives €500k to WHO to help battle coronavirus
More than 20 countries now have confirmed cases of the virus.
Coronavirus: Trump bans foreign nationals who 'pose a risk' from entering US
The US will also begin funnelling all flights from China to seven major airports where passengers can be screened for illness.
First-ever chlamydia vaccine trial offers hope of treating infection 'epidemic'
An early stage clinical trial proved successful but a vaccine will not be on the market anytime soon.
Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency
The current Ebola crisis has recorded more than 2,000 cases.
'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year
Unicef is warning that the HIV/Aids epidemic is far from over and teenage girls are bearing the brunt of the health crisis.
'The reason why child sexual abuse is such an epidemic is because kids are being silenced'
The gymnast sex-abuse survivors say the epidemic goes far beyond Larry Nassar.
Self-testing kits and vending machine drugs are helping South Africa's battle against HIV
7.1 million people live with HIV in South Africa.
'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'
Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.
'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'
Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.
Most people who caught Ebola got it from 'superspreaders'
If superspreading had been completely under control about two-thirds of Ebola cases could have been avoided.
'I want to get cancer': the new campaign that aims to shock you
The campaign is based on different uses of the word ‘get’ and is aimed at people that are likely to get cancer in the next three years.
11 truly horrifying spiders found in Irish homes this year
Spiders, BE GONE.
More than 90,000 Ebola deaths expected in Liberia by Christmas
The number of Ebola treatment centre beds and other measures needed to control the epidemic substantially exceeds the total pledged.
'Worst Ebola epidemic in history': Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked
Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.
British airports to introduce Ebola screening
Downing Street confirmed the move today in a bid to help stop the deadly virus from spreading,
The death toll from Ebola has jumped to more than 1,900
However, there are hopes that the global response to the crisis will soon have an impact.
Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking
Meanwhile, Morocco has vowed to keep up regularly scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations in a “solidarity” move.
West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak is now "out of control"
The virus is fatal in 90% of cases.
Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe
A a new global study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that obesity kills about 3.4 million people a year.
Aid agency worker dies as Ebola outbreak spreads
Meanwhile, Senegal has closed border crossings to Guinea “until further notice” in an attempt to contain the deadly virus.
Ebola outbreak in Guinea 'could become regional epidemic'
Plan Ireland has warned that the virus could spread to neighbouring countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive
The question of the sexual behaviour of this group is important given current optimism about a possible reversal of the HIV epidemic.
Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study
The study found that up to two thirds of all new HIV infections among men in stable partnerships are caused by one partner being unfaithful.
Number of whooping cough cases doubles this year
The HSE says that the second successive year of doubling cases is “of concern” – and 80 per cent of hospitalised cases were babies aged between newborn and 5 months old.
GOAL warns that Haiti could face second cholera outbreak
It’s rainy season on the earthquake-stricken island – and the charity warns that cholera cases are already on the up again.
Scrap metal thieves targeting farmers
A farmers’ association has called on the Gardaí to increase its supervision of the scrap metal industry in order to protects its members’ land.
UN peacekeeping force 'brought cholera to Haiti'
The disease has killed more than 5,500 people and sickened more than 363,000 others since it was discovered in October.
Deadly E.coli outbreak caused by new strain, says WHO
The World Health Organisation has said preliminary tests suggest the wave of E.coli infection affecting Europeans has been caused by a new, mutant form of two different E. coli bacteria.
E.coli outbreak 'could last months'
The head of Germany’s public health body has admitted that that “we may never know” the true source of the contamination, which has now claimed 17 lives.
Spain considers action against Germany over cucumber scare
The Spanish agriculture sector has been plunged into turmoil, with €200 million being lost each week and thousands of workers laid off in a country already suffering the highest unemployment rate in the EU.
Haiti on alert as cholera continues to spread
442 people have now been declared dead and 6,742 hospitalised as the pandemic reaches new areas.