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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# spread

Last year
# lockdown over
WHO concerned over China Covid cases but country claims no new deaths
Beijing last week admitted the scale of the outbreak has become ‘impossible’ to track
# Outbreak
Spain reports second monkeypox-linked death
It is not confirmed if the deaths were actually caused by monkeypox, with autopsies still ongoing.
All time
# spread
'Misleading' data on outdoors transmission does not reflect all cases associated with outside activities
Behaviours linked to outdoor activities, such as travelling to a match, are not included in figures that have been released, the HSE’s chief clinical officer has said
# spread
Teachers to seek 'assurances' on safety of schools before any return to classrooms
A teachers’ union wants safety measures in schools to be reviewed in the context of the new, more transmissible strains.
# spread
Five Red Star players positive for Covid-19 after Belgrade derby in front of 16,000 fans
Neighbouring Montenegro is blaming a rise in cases on the return of fans from matches in Serbia.
# community transmission
Dr Tony Holohan: 'We have effectively extinguished the virus from the community'
Community transmission is ‘very, very low’ says the chief medical officer.
# Coronavirus
Schools in Wicklow and Dublin taking precautions after return of students from Italy ski trips
Schools are being constantly updated by the HSE regarding the outbreak.
# Coronavirus
Irish pharmacies running out of face masks after news of coronavirus outbreak in China
There have not been any confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland, or in the UK.
# gimme
This new Twix chocolate spread looks absolutely delicious
Our toast will never be the same.
# spread the news
Tesco is actually selling jars of Custard Cream spread
Custard Cream filling. To spread on toast.
The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission
Britain held a similar simulation to assess how prepared services were for a possible Ebola outbreak.
# Risk
Ebola could be the 'humanitarian disaster of our generation'
That’s according to Oxfam, which works in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
# spread
Here are the countries where Ebola is most likely to show up next
Researchers calculated which countries are most at risk for imported cases of Ebola.
# Stop the Spread
'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.
# Liberia
NBC confirms one of its cameramen has caught Ebola
The 33-year-old American is to be flown back to the US for treatment.
# Outbreak
Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital
A Dublin hospital had restricted access to the patient as they investigated Ebola as a possibility – they have now cleared him.
# Lagos
Nigeria's largest city is struggling to find medical personnel to help fight Ebola‎
It has appealed for volunteers to come forward.
# Virus
Ebola patient arrives in US and brought to state-of-the-art isolation unit
Two aid workers are in a serious but stable condition after becoming infected.
# West Africa
West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak is now "out of control"
The virus is fatal in 90% of cases.
# Outbreak
Heading long-haul this summer? Get the polio vaccination, says the HSE...
The recommendation applies to a number of African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries.
# Aids
Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village
The going rate for sex in Kasensero is as little as €1.50.
# H7N9
Fifth bird flu case reported in Hong Kong
A 65-year-old man was hospitalised after developing a fever and a cough.
# Infectious Disease
Experts warn that the polio outbreak in Syria may threaten Europe
Two experts have warned that areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Austria, where vaccination coverage is low, could be most at risk.
# Virus
Deadly MERS virus may be spread by camels
New research has found antibodies in blood samples taken from camels in a number of different locations in Oman.
Column: Could Brazil's protests spread?
Could the demonstrations in South America’s largest country spread across the continent just like with the Arab Spring, asks Fergal Browne – who says Argentina and Brazil are not all that different.
# Virus
Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread
There have been 33 confirmed cases of human infection since September last year, including 18 deaths.
# Work Can Wait
The burning question*: Do you keep the foil lids on butter?
It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# Work Can Wait
The burning question*: When do you butter your toast?
This and every Monday, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)