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#Tuberculosis

# tuberculosis - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Boy awarded €35,000 after contracting TB from dad who picked it up from prisoners at work
# Irish Prison Service
# Irish Prison Service

Boy awarded €35,000 after contracting TB from dad who picked it up from prisoners at work

Feb 19th 2019, 2:35 PM 22,506 Views 0 Comments

The judge said the boy had “suffered a nasty little life experience” but had fortunately fully recovered.

# tuberculosis - 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 22,889 Views 29 Comments

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

# tuberculosis - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Badgers to be vaccinated against TB to stop them giving it to cattle
# Tb Or Not Tb
# Tb Or Not Tb

Badgers to be vaccinated against TB to stop them giving it to cattle

Jan 16th 2018, 8:57 AM 10,792 Views 38 Comments

Michael Creed announced the initiative yesterday.

# tuberculosis - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Effect of new medicine in animal studies was "misrepresented" to get funding for human trials
# Animal Testing
# Animal Testing

Effect of new medicine in animal studies was "misrepresented" to get funding for human trials

Jan 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,298 Views 16 Comments

A new report in the British Medical Journal has pointed to a “systemic failure” in the use of animal studies.

# tuberculosis - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway
# TB
# TB

Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway

Sep 14th 2017, 6:12 PM 20,309 Views 16 Comments

Everyone who came into contact with the patient has been offered screening for TB.

# tuberculosis - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow
# Shot Down
# Shot Down

Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow

Apr 2nd 2017, 10:00 PM 33,773 Views 84 Comments

Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.

# tuberculosis - Friday 30 December, 2016

Tuberculosis-fighting vaccine delayed again
# Worldwide Shortage
# Worldwide Shortage

Tuberculosis-fighting vaccine delayed again

Dec 30th 2016, 6:05 AM 6,792 Views 2 Comments

It is now 18 months since supplies ran out worldwide.

# tuberculosis - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

BCG scars could become a thing of the past for most people
# Tuberculosis
# Tuberculosis

BCG scars could become a thing of the past for most people

Sep 9th 2015, 1:00 PM 27,557 Views 38 Comments

Only children in high-risk groups could be vaccinated.

# tuberculosis - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Wildlife group calls for government to stand up against lobbying for deer cull
# Tuberculosis
# Tuberculosis

Wildlife group calls for government to stand up against lobbying for deer cull

May 23rd 2015, 3:00 PM 8,952 Views 16 Comments

Deer have moved into the lowlands in recent years and are impacting more and more on the livelihoods of farmers, representative groups are saying.

# tuberculosis - Friday 14 November, 2014

Irish scientists have figured out ANOTHER way smoking is bad for you
# Tuberculosis
# Tuberculosis

Irish scientists have figured out ANOTHER way smoking is bad for you

Nov 14th 2014, 6:15 AM 15,053 Views 6 Comments

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered exactly how smokers are more at risk of TB.

# tuberculosis - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

53 million children are living with latent TB which could become active at any time
# Detection Rate
# Detection Rate

53 million children are living with latent TB which could become active at any time

Jul 9th 2014, 6:45 AM 5,768 Views 5 Comments

The number of children with tuberculosis could be 25% higher than previously thought.

# tuberculosis - Monday 12 May, 2014

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO
# Abuse
# Abuse

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO

May 12th 2014, 2:22 PM 11,338 Views 59 Comments

This equates to one death every 10 seconds.

# tuberculosis - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

As TB re-emerges, a link is found to low vitamin D in children
# Deficiency
# Deficiency

As TB re-emerges, a link is found to low vitamin D in children

May 7th 2014, 8:05 AM 8,113 Views 29 Comments

TB is re-emerging disease in Europe, and the study is the first study in children with a matched control group.

# tuberculosis - Monday 24 March, 2014

TB hasn't gone away - it's a silent killer
# World Tb Day
# World Tb Day

TB hasn't gone away - it's a silent killer

Mar 24th 2014, 10:37 AM 7,713 Views 23 Comments

The disease affects 9 million people around the world every year.

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 84 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.

# tuberculosis - Saturday 19 October, 2013

On patrol with Britain's badger cull saboteurs
# Badger Culling
# Badger Culling

On patrol with Britain's badger cull saboteurs

Oct 19th 2013, 8:30 AM 6,977 Views 52 Comments

The cull in Gloucestershire is aimed at tackling the spread of TB in cattle but opponents say this will do little to combat the disease.

# tuberculosis - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Worldwide fears over drug-resistant tuberculosis
# TB
# TB

Worldwide fears over drug-resistant tuberculosis

Mar 26th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,051 Views 29 Comments

As Ireland notes record-low levels of TB, global experts have warned of an untreatable strain emerging in a number of other countries.

# tuberculosis - Saturday 19 January, 2013

13 people died of influenza during Ireland's last flu season
# Illness
# Illness

13 people died of influenza during Ireland's last flu season

Jan 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,548 Views 5 Comments

All of the people who died were elderly, ranging from 81 to 98 years old.

# tuberculosis - Friday 4 January, 2013

Save the elephants or I'll move to Russia, Brigitte Bardot tells France.
# Au Revoir
From The Daily Edge
# Au Revoir

Save the elephants or I'll move to Russia, Brigitte Bardot tells France.

Jan 4th 2013, 2:08 PM 8,857 Views 42 Comments

The French actress says she will follow Gerard Depardieu’s lead and move to Russia unless two elephants under threat of being put down are granted a reprieve.

# tuberculosis - Friday 12 October, 2012

Rats recruited to hunt for TB in Mozambique
# Trust Me I'm A Rat
# Trust Me I'm A Rat

Rats recruited to hunt for TB in Mozambique

Oct 12th 2012, 5:50 PM 4,874 Views 11 Comments

The trained rodents are going to sniff out the disease, apparently.

# tuberculosis - Thursday 30 August, 2012

'Extensively drug-resistant' tuberculosis on the rise worldwide
# TB
# TB

'Extensively drug-resistant' tuberculosis on the rise worldwide

Aug 30th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,384 Views 10 Comments

A large international study has revealed alarming levels of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis across the globe.

# tuberculosis - Monday 20 August, 2012

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'
# Infectious
# Infectious

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'

Aug 20th 2012, 6:50 AM 4,188 Views 1 Comment

New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.

# tuberculosis - Monday 13 August, 2012

VIDEO: How the Black Death (and potato blight) came to Ireland
# Disease
# Disease

VIDEO: How the Black Death (and potato blight) came to Ireland

Aug 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 6,049 Views 23 Comments

Ireland was badly hit by fatal diseases over the centuries. These videos look at the history – and how Ireland coped – with some of these diseases.

# tuberculosis - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Tuberculosis case confirmed at Griffith College in Dublin
# Tuberculosis
# Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis case confirmed at Griffith College in Dublin

May 2nd 2012, 5:29 PM 7,001 Views 14 Comments

One case of TB has been confirmed at the Dublin 8 campus.

# tuberculosis - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Cloverhill inmates, staff being screened for tuberculosis
# Cloverhill Prison
# Cloverhill Prison

Cloverhill inmates, staff being screened for tuberculosis

Oct 22nd 2011, 4:05 PM 922 Views 7 Comments

Staff and inmates at the prison in Clondalkin are being tested after a number of prison officers tested positive for TB.

# tuberculosis - Friday 21 October, 2011

Patient at Louth hospital diagnosed with TB
# Health
# Health

Patient at Louth hospital diagnosed with TB

Oct 21st 2011, 3:39 PM 828 Views 11 Comments

The HSE has told a local radio station that the patient suffering from TB spent five days on a trolley in the emergency department.

# tuberculosis - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Smoking could lead to 40 million TB deaths by 2050
# Smoking
# Smoking

Smoking could lead to 40 million TB deaths by 2050

Oct 5th 2011, 10:42 AM 341 Views 6 Comments

Researchers warning about a significant increase in smoking-linked TB deaths worldwide have insisted that “tobacco control is tuberculosis control”.

# tuberculosis - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Hospital screens for tuberculosis as UK prepares for badger cull
# Tuberculosis
# Tuberculosis

Hospital screens for tuberculosis as UK prepares for badger cull

Jul 19th 2011, 10:14 AM 200 Views 2 Comments

Badgers are thought to carry a form of tuberculosis which infects cattle, ruining their produce.

# tuberculosis - Monday 23 August, 2010

TB screening begins in Cork
# Tuberculosis
# Tuberculosis

TB screening begins in Cork

Aug 23rd 2010, 1:29 PM 674 Views 0 Comments

Over 220 children and adults are being screened for TB following an outbreak.