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#Infection

# infection - Friday 15 May, 2020

UK infection rate increases as over 41,000 now confirmed dead from disease
# R Number
# R Number

UK infection rate increases as over 41,000 now confirmed dead from disease

May 15th 2020, 6:24 PM 39,788 Views 50 Comments

The UK’s R number is between 0.7-1.0.

# infection - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Number of people infected by a confirmed case of Covid-19 has fallen again

Apr 23rd 2020, 4:41 PM 42,414 Views 55 Comments

Every person who contracts Covid-19 is expected to spread it to no more than one other person, the figures reveal.

# infection - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Number of people infected by confirmed case of Covid-19 in Ireland down from four to around one
# Transmission
# Transmission

Number of people infected by confirmed case of Covid-19 in Ireland down from four to around one

Apr 9th 2020, 9:03 PM 87,206 Views 99 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan said the modelling advisory group can see the “profound effect” the measures are having on transmission.

# infection - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China is not the return of SARS virus, officials say
# Infection
# Infection

Mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China is not the return of SARS virus, officials say

Jan 5th 2020, 5:32 PM 10,811 Views 4 Comments

SARS killed 349 people in mainland China and another 299 in Hong Kong in 2003.

# infection - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Ex-partner of man accused of infecting her with HIV says he 'wasn't shocked' over her diagnosis
# Courts
# Courts

Ex-partner of man accused of infecting her with HIV says he 'wasn't shocked' over her diagnosis

Updated Jun 26th 2018, 5:30 PM 17,559 Views 0 Comments

The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.

# infection - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Cranberry juice 'doesn't help clear urinary tract infections'
# Antibiotics
# Antibiotics

Cranberry juice 'doesn't help clear urinary tract infections'

May 9th 2018, 2:29 PM 29,847 Views 26 Comments

Put down the glass.

# infection - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

All staff and students screened after two cases of TB confirmed in Cork secondary school
# Infection
# Infection

All staff and students screened after two cases of TB confirmed in Cork secondary school

Apr 18th 2018, 10:20 PM 22,894 Views 29 Comments

The screenings include a skin test and, if needed, blood tests and chest x-rays.

# infection - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'
# Infection
# Infection

'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'

Sep 5th 2017, 1:29 PM 13,313 Views 18 Comments

Simon Harris said hospital staff are now trained to be more “sepsis aware”.

# infection - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

A patient in Ireland has contracted Hepatitis B from a blood transfusion
# Rare Occurrence
# Rare Occurrence

A patient in Ireland has contracted Hepatitis B from a blood transfusion

Aug 30th 2017, 12:57 PM 19,172 Views 37 Comments

The Irish Blood Transfusion Board has tested 1.2 million donations for the infection.

# infection - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal
# Answers
# Answers

Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal

Jul 11th 2017, 2:58 PM 7,982 Views 4 Comments

Thousands of patients were given blood products infected with diseases.

# infection - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Tallaght Hospital restricts visitors over outbreak of antibiotic-resistant infection
# Dublin
# Dublin

Tallaght Hospital restricts visitors over outbreak of antibiotic-resistant infection

Oct 11th 2016, 4:14 PM 9,497 Views 4 Comments

The hospital said today that children are not permitted to visit any circumstance.

# infection - Monday 15 February, 2016

HIQA finds overcrowding, poor hygiene and risk of infection at Holles Street
# Formal Warning
# Formal Warning

HIQA finds overcrowding, poor hygiene and risk of infection at Holles Street

Feb 15th 2016, 4:25 PM 13,350 Views 18 Comments

It found that 46 babies were in the neonatal intensive care unit which was only designed for 36.

# infection - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Here's what the colour of your snot really means
# Achoo
# Achoo

Here's what the colour of your snot really means

Jan 31st 2016, 8:45 AM 135,868 Views 58 Comments

Yes, it’s disgusting, but that gooey stuff coming from your nose is trying to tell you something.

# infection - Friday 7 August, 2015

There's been a surge in Irish Chlamydia cases
# Sexually Transmitted
# Sexually Transmitted

There's been a surge in Irish Chlamydia cases

Aug 7th 2015, 9:25 AM 20,484 Views 37 Comments

Cases increased by a third last year.

# infection - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

St James's Hospital to start testing all Emergency Department patients for HIV
# Diagnosis
# Diagnosis

St James's Hospital to start testing all Emergency Department patients for HIV

Jul 28th 2015, 10:10 AM 17,548 Views 19 Comments

It is hoped that as well as detecting new cases, people bring previously diagnosed patients back into care.

# infection - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

French teenager in remission from HIV 12 years after stopping treatment
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

French teenager in remission from HIV 12 years after stopping treatment

Jul 21st 2015, 7:17 AM 24,147 Views 22 Comments

Researchers said there is renewed hope for patients who start treatment early after infection.

# infection - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Authorities fear up to 11,000 people could have been infected with HIV/Hepatitis at two dentist clinics
# Sydney
# Sydney

Authorities fear up to 11,000 people could have been infected with HIV/Hepatitis at two dentist clinics

Jul 1st 2015, 6:53 PM 41,152 Views 9 Comments

The worries stem from inadequate equipment sterilisation at the facilities.

# infection - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Nurse in Australia being tested for Ebola
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Nurse in Australia being tested for Ebola

Oct 9th 2014, 7:17 AM 9,027 Views 21 Comments

The woman had just returned from working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone.

# infection - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

WHO says Ebola is "unavoidable" in Europe as three more isolated in Spain
# Suspect Cases
# Suspect Cases

WHO says Ebola is "unavoidable" in Europe as three more isolated in Spain

Oct 7th 2014, 9:25 PM 21,200 Views 57 Comments

A Spanish nurse tested positive for Ebola yesterday.

# infection - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Scientists unveil magnetic gadget that can strip toxins out of blood
# Bad Blood
# Bad Blood

Scientists unveil magnetic gadget that can strip toxins out of blood

Sep 14th 2014, 7:45 PM 14,880 Views 10 Comments

The device, which has only been tested in rats so far, could be adapted one day for removing Ebola from blood, they said.

# infection - Friday 15 August, 2014

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think
# Underestimated
# Underestimated

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

Aug 15th 2014, 7:26 AM 20,968 Views 26 Comments

The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.

# infection - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Nigeria's largest city is struggling to find medical personnel to help fight Ebola‎
# Lagos
# Lagos

Nigeria's largest city is struggling to find medical personnel to help fight Ebola‎

Aug 9th 2014, 3:15 PM 9,689 Views 23 Comments

It has appealed for volunteers to come forward.

# infection - Friday 8 August, 2014

Trinity scientists discover how to attack a bacteria that causes cystic fibrosis infections
# Slimy
# Slimy

Trinity scientists discover how to attack a bacteria that causes cystic fibrosis infections

Aug 8th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,456 Views 6 Comments

The common bacteria produces a slimy bio-film that on the lungs that is almost impossible for patients to clear

# infection - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Video: What exactly is the Ebola virus?
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Video: What exactly is the Ebola virus?

Jul 30th 2014, 7:00 AM 18,867 Views 35 Comments

This video shows how the infection takes hold.

# infection - Monday 23 June, 2014

West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak is now "out of control"
# West Africa
# West Africa

West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak is now "out of control"

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:28 PM 36,252 Views 81 Comments

The virus is fatal in 90% of cases.

# infection - Friday 25 April, 2014

Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet
# World Malaria Day
# World Malaria Day

Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet

Apr 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 35 Views 13 Comments

With malaria causing 627,000 deaths last year, there are high hopes for the first vaccine. But old-fashioned people power can also make a difference.

# infection - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village
# Aids
# Aids

Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village

Apr 24th 2014, 8:15 AM 17,204 Views 25 Comments

The going rate for sex in Kasensero is as little as €1.50.

# infection - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Scientists have proven a good sleep could actually cure your cold
# Snooze Therapy
# Snooze Therapy

Scientists have proven a good sleep could actually cure your cold

Apr 22nd 2014, 2:45 PM 11,377 Views 13 Comments

Experiments on fruitflies showed faster recovery and better survival rates for the ones that had more sleep.

# infection - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it's getting more dangerous
# Infection
# Infection

MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it's getting more dangerous

Apr 16th 2014, 8:39 AM 4,782 Views 7 Comments

New research at TCD is looking to find out which strains will become the most dominant.

# infection - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

TCD scientists find significant increases in MRSA strains outside of hospitals
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

TCD scientists find significant increases in MRSA strains outside of hospitals

Mar 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,637 Views 6 Comments

Between 2002 and 2011, researchers identified a 44-fold increase in the prevalence of PVL-positive MRSA.

# infection - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected
# Wash Your Hands
# Wash Your Hands

CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected

Mar 4th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,502 Views 18 Comments

Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.

# infection - Friday 28 February, 2014

Swine flu case confirmed in second Cork hospital
# Infection
# Infection

Swine flu case confirmed in second Cork hospital

Feb 28th 2014, 9:30 PM 14,478 Views 8 Comments

Mercy University Hospital has confirmed a case of the Influenza H1N1 today.

# infection - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Researchers create simulation virus that spreads via WiFi
# Infection
# Infection

Researchers create simulation virus that spreads via WiFi

Feb 27th 2014, 2:50 PM 7,837 Views 14 Comments

The virus, named Chameleon, searches for weaknesses within WiFi networks and infects them before automatically seeking other vulnerable access points.

# infection - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Warning issued after children at Cavan creche diagnosed with meningitis
# Infection
# Infection

Warning issued after children at Cavan creche diagnosed with meningitis

Feb 13th 2014, 10:30 PM 19,256 Views 7 Comments

All staff and children who has close contact with them have been given antibiotics.

# infection - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Irish boy contracts potentially fatal tetanus infection
# Get Immunised
# Get Immunised

Irish boy contracts potentially fatal tetanus infection

Dec 18th 2013, 9:45 AM 23,755 Views 114 Comments

The HSE are stressing the importance of vaccination against tetanus which causes death in between 10-25 per cent of cases.

# infection - Monday 16 December, 2013

38 arrested for carrying out genital mutilation on girls as young as three
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

38 arrested for carrying out genital mutilation on girls as young as three

Dec 16th 2013, 2:20 PM 11,614 Views 40 Comments

The practice has been outlawed in Tanzania but is still performed in some parts of the country.

# infection - Monday 7 October, 2013

Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season
# Flu Vaccine
# Flu Vaccine

Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season

Oct 7th 2013, 11:12 AM 6,868 Views 109 Comments

Those in at-risk groups can get the vaccine free-of-charge from their GP or pharmacy.

# infection - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Blind kitten called Lorcan shows the need for spaying feral cats
# Spay That Stray
# Spay That Stray

Blind kitten called Lorcan shows the need for spaying feral cats

Aug 17th 2013, 5:00 PM 11,746 Views 49 Comments

Last week was Feral Cat Awareness Week – here’s why people are being encouraged to ‘spay that stray’.

# infection - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

First person to have two-leg transplant has both limbs amputated again
# Amputation
# Amputation

First person to have two-leg transplant has both limbs amputated again

Jun 11th 2013, 4:03 PM 23,478 Views 53 Comments

Doctors said that the patient contracted an unrelated illness that forced him to stop taking anti-rejection drugs.

# infection - Monday 13 May, 2013

Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread
# Virus
# Virus

Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread

May 13th 2013, 11:08 AM 13,844 Views 19 Comments

There have been 33 confirmed cases of human infection since September last year, including 18 deaths.

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