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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Outbreak

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# Outbreak
Child dies in Scotland after E.coli outbreak linked to blue cheese
The strain also made 20 people ill.
# Outbreak
People urged to get vaccinated as latest case of measles confirmed in Cork
There have now been 38 cases of measles confirmed in recent months.
# Outbreak
Zika health emergency declared across half of Peru
102 people have been infected with the virus in Peru – including 34 pregnant women.
# control teams
Six infants diagnosed with measles as HSE investigates outbreak
30 cases of measles are being investigated around the country.
# it's spreading
There have been further outbreaks of measles around the country
The cases of the illness are being seen in several different areas of the country.
# risk assessment
WHO: Zika virus likely to hit Europe this summer
WHO said there was a “low to moderate” risk of an outbreak in Europe during late spring and summer.
# Virus
Guinea's Ebola outbreak is declared officially over
Forty-two days have passed since the last person with Ebola tested negative for the virus.
# deadly virus
Explainer: A MERS outbreak has killed 14 in South Korea. What are the experts saying?
It’s the largest outbreak of the deadly virus outside Saudi Arabia.
# Zombies
The US has a (semi) official plan to deal with a zombie outbreak
It involves gallons of water and spare sheets.
# home safe
Safe and well: Defence Forces medics return home from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone experienced a spike in new cases last week. A replacement Irish team has already been sent out.
# Safe sex
This school won't teach sex ed, now 20 of its students have chlamydia
The high school handbook instructs the promotion of abstinence over any other behaviour.
# don't go there
No children and limited number of visitors allowed in St James's Hospital
Certain wards may need to be closed to all except specially approved compassionate visiting.
# Outbreak
Sperm can carry Ebola for at least 82 days --- WHO
Studies showed that three men who had recovered from Ebola still had the live virus in their semen for over a month after the onset of symptoms.
# Vaccination
Good news: Scientists may have discovered a vaccine for Ebola
But it is still some way from hitting the market.
# Tallaght Hospital
The HSE are still preparing the country for a possible Ebola outbreak
A number of different public bodies attended a training event in Tallaght today.
# on a jetplane
These "heroes" will man the first Irish-run Ebola treatment centre in West Africa
The centre was built by the UK Government.
# What The Duck
Remember bird flu? It's back and it's in Britain
However, the risk to the public is said to be “very low”.
# Outbreak
After a three month battle, DR Congo is now Ebola free
The country’s health minister said this does not mean they are completely out of danger.
# Virus
New York Mayor declares city Ebola-free alongside cured patient
Mali, however, has recorded just its second death.
# Good News
Zero... That's how many Ebola patients are being treated right now at one centre in Liberia
Progress is being made in the battle against the disease in the African nation. Another 250-bed centre is treating around 50 patients.
# Outbreak
Would ambulance crews be ready for a case of Ebola here? Some staff aren't convinced
Sources say there is widespread concern about the readiness of frontline staff in the ambulance service.
Ebola test results for Belfast patient expected this afternoon
The patient has already tested positive for malaria.
# Outbreak
Patient being tested for Ebola in Belfast
The person had recently been in an Ebola-affected country.
# Outbreak
Five questions that everyone has about Ebola
Where did it come from? And how can it be overcome?
# Doctors Without Borders
New York doctor tests positive for Ebola
Craig Spencer had recently returned from Africa.
# serum
There may be a cure for Ebola "within weeks"
The serum will use the blood of people who recovered from the disease.
# All Clear
Spanish nurse definitively cured of Ebola
Teresa Romero was hospitalised in Madrid on 6 October after contracting the virus while caring for two Ebola patients.
# Are you ready?
'Ireland's crowded emergency departments are not ready for Ebola'
That is the opinion of emergency doctors.
# Outbreak
Charlie Flanagan has been in Europe to discuss how to fight Ebola
EU ministers have callled for ‘united, coordinated, and increased efforts’ to fight the virus.
# Outbreak
Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola may now be free of the virus
Teresa Romero was the first person outside of Africa to contract the virus.
# Photographs
Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola
In 1976 a young Belgian doctor ventured across what was then Zaire to find the source of the infection.
# Outbreak
This is the man America is trusting to stem the spread of Ebola
Ron Klain is Barack Obama’s “Ebola czar”.
# Outbreak
Is Ireland prepared to deal with Ebola? Doctors aren't convinced
“Obviously everyone in this country hopes that the Ebola virus is a problem that we never have to deal with”.
# Virus
The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola
President Barack Obama said that ‘SWAT-like’ response teams are needed.
# Outbreak
World Health Organisation warns the rate of Ebola could reach 10,000 a week
Ninety-five Liberian health workers have died so far in the epidemic.
# Dallas
A second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola
The worker also treated a man who died from the virus.
# Virus
Ebola: Is it contagious and how does it spread? Here are the facts
With the Ebola virus breaking borders, people have been urged not to panic and read up on the facts.
# Dallas
'Breach of protocol' blamed for Ebola infection of Texas healthcare worker
The health worker was in the lower pool of those at risk and was wearing a protective gown, gloves and a mask.
# Outbreak
Ireland is not bringing in airport checks for Ebola, says Department of Health
Ireland is fully prepared to deal with any possible Ebola case, the Chief Medical Officer said.