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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Infection

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Gut infection outbreak in Roscommon caused by water supply
A boil water notice has been issued for Rocommon town and surrounding areas.
Health risks in hospital baby baths discovered in random inspection
A HIQA assessment of Letterkenny General Hospital finds that the absence of a cleaning system poses a risk to child health.
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.
Cork crèche closes after toddler found with a ‘probable’ case of E. coli
The crèche is closed as a precaution to prevent the spread of the infection.
Women who smoke 'at greater risk of HPV infection'
Women with a high level of nicotine metabolite in their urine were at a higher risk of acquiring HPV as well as developing high-grade cervical pre-cancer compared to non-smokers.
One third of doctors don't wash their hands between patients - report
An audit by the HSE shows the Mater private hospital in Dublin had the highest rate of compliance with hand hygiene.
Concerns over infection risk as Mater tells staff: 'Wash your own scrubs'
Staff at the emergency department in the Mater Hospital have been told to buy and wash their own uniforms – a system which could pose risks of cross-contamination.
Rats recruited to hunt for TB in Mozambique
The trained rodents are going to sniff out the disease, apparently.
New book documents the rise in pandemic diseases and wonders what's next
The book ‘Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic’ tracks previous pandemics and attempts to determine what the next one will be.
Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'
New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.
Dropping like flies: Doyle and Wilson drop out of Ireland squad
The FAI were hoping to call up Anthony Pilkington to replace the injured Wes Hoolahan. Problem is, he is injured too.
HSE warns of heroin which could be contaminated with anthrax
There are fears that a batch of heroin contaminated with anthrax could be about to reach Irish shores.
Galway stallion tests positive for rare equine metritis infection
The discovery of the infection in a non-thoroughbred horse in Co Galway is the first time it’s been diagnosed here since 1982.
Beaumont Hospital asks public to stay away amid latest virus outbreak
The number of people at the hospital affected by the winter vomiting bug has now reached 300.
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.
'No active infection' now in hospital unit where three babies died
All of the babies in the Belfast unit have now been screened – though five are still carrying the bacterial infection.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: Abusive emails, alcohol tests and a triple limb transplant…
HSE issues virus guidelines as vomiting bug outbreak continues
There have been 11 new cases of the bug at two Dublin hospitals in the last 24 hours.
Lots done, lots to do: mixed messages from HIV prevention report
The Department of Health’s report shows that there is still more to work to do in tackling the spread of HIV and AIDS.
Superbugs evolving faster than medicine, worried experts warn
The World Health Organisation says drug-resistant bugs are developing at a rate that science will struggle to keep up with.