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#Infectious Disease

# infectious-disease - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Study shows overweight people twice as likely to survive when hospitalised for infectious disease
# Obesity Paradox
# Obesity Paradox

Study shows overweight people twice as likely to survive when hospitalised for infectious disease

May 26th 2018, 9:45 AM 11,590 Views 12 Comments

The study into the so-called “obesity paradox” looked into the health over 35,000 patients in Denmark.

# infectious-disease - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'

Feb 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 22 Views 4 Comments

The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.

# infectious-disease - Monday 1 December, 2014

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'

Dec 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 52 Views 6 Comments

Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.

# infectious-disease - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Column: What exactly is an 'outbreak'?
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Column: What exactly is an 'outbreak'?

Aug 28th 2014, 8:00 PM 223 Views 5 Comments

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa raises some important questions about the treatment of infectious disease and the so-called developed world.

# infectious-disease - Monday 24 March, 2014

Column: I can’t bear to look into someone's eyes and tell them they will probably die
# Drug Resistance
# Drug Resistance

Column: I can’t bear to look into someone's eyes and tell them they will probably die

Mar 24th 2014, 8:00 AM 74 Views 9 Comments

My patients see my white coat as a lifejacket. But the truth is that the chance of surviving drug-resistant TB is down to the roll of a dice, writes Dr Jennifer Hughes.

# infectious-disease - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Scientists find first definitive proof MERS disease infects camels
# Disease
# Disease

Scientists find first definitive proof MERS disease infects camels

Dec 17th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,595 Views 5 Comments

Researchers cannot conclude whether the humans on the farm where a recent outbreak took place were infected by the camels or vice versa.

# infectious-disease - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Experts warn that the polio outbreak in Syria may threaten Europe
# Infectious Disease
# Infectious Disease

Experts warn that the polio outbreak in Syria may threaten Europe

Nov 9th 2013, 8:15 AM 7,349 Views 25 Comments

Two experts have warned that areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Austria, where vaccination coverage is low, could be most at risk.

# infectious-disease - Monday 30 September, 2013

Less than a quarter of those who travelled to exotic countries got vaccinated
# Infectious Disease
# Infectious Disease

Less than a quarter of those who travelled to exotic countries got vaccinated

Sep 30th 2013, 8:00 PM 5,532 Views 30 Comments

Despite one in eight Irish people knowing someone who caught an infectious disease abroad, only 23 per cent get vaccinated.

# infectious-disease - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

One third of malaria drugs worldwide are fake - Lancet research
# Malaria
# Malaria

One third of malaria drugs worldwide are fake - Lancet research

May 22nd 2012, 1:50 PM 2,613 Views 5 Comments

Counterfeit anti-malaria medicines are contributing to deaths across the world and also leading to drug resistance – putting billions of people at risk – according to researchers.