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# virus - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Automated text message system for negative Covid-19 results should be in place by end of week

Dr Cillian de Gascun has said work on automation and computer systems should help reduce turnaround times.

# virus - Sunday 12 April, 2020

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Former England international 'no choice' but to retire due to virus season freeze

Nick Abendanon, who made his two Test appearances in 2007, has a contract that finishes this summer.

# virus - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

CMO says Dublin won't be singled out for stricter measures with growth rates similar nationwide

Dublin has the highest number of confirmed cases at 3,061.

# virus - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Hundreds of home carers to be redeployed to nursing homes and residential care facilities

Carers will only be redeployed if they care for low dependency clients who can be cared for by a family member.

# virus - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Coronavirus: 204 more cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, with another death confirmed

As of midnight last night, 17,992 tests have been carried out in laboratories across the country.

Opinion: If you're in business, you need to get ahead of this Covid-19 crisis

Jason O’Sullivan says now is a time of major change, and businesses must try to adapt.

# virus - Friday 20 March, 2020

Restrictions 'likely' to last beyond March, a rate freeze for businesses: Today's Covid-19 main points

191 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Ireland last night.

# virus - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Minister says three pillar banks 'will support businesses' through coronavirus crisis

Heather Humphreys said there will be emergency working capital and payment flexibility on borrowings.

Schools in Ireland closed until 29 March and Trump bans travel from most of EU: Today's main Covid-19 points

A lot has happened- here’s where you can catch up.

# virus - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Q & A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 and Ireland's response to it?

Have a question you’d like us to put to an expert? Send it our way.

# virus - Monday 2 March, 2020

Harris says guidelines on mass gatherings expected to be issued tomorrow amid Covid-19 concerns

Meanwhile, a school in Dublin today began its two-week closing period after it was confirmed a pupil was diagnosed with Covid-19.

# virus - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Covid-19 Explained: The government's top coronavirus expert on what you need to know

Dr Cillian De Gascun is a medical virologist, and chair of the HSE’s Coronavirus Expert Advisory Group,

# virus - Thursday 27 February, 2020

The Explainer: What you need to know about Covid-19

We cut through the scaremongering to answer the most common questions about the situation.

# virus - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Covid-19 information leaflets to be handed out at Ireland's ports and airports

To date, health officials have not identified “a single confirmed case” of Covid-19 in Ireland.

# virus - Monday 24 February, 2020

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'

Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.

# virus - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Deadly coronavirus given official name 'Covid-19'

The WHO said the name was chosen so as not to refer to a place, animal or group of people.

Death toll in China passes 1,000 as coronavirus concerns grow

The death toll is beyond that of the outbreak of SARs in 2002.

# virus - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four

The positive test is related to a previous case, and comes after an evacuation flight arrived in England from China.

# virus - Saturday 8 February, 2020

WHO says number of cases of deadly coronavirus 'stabilising'

Five British nationals, including a child, have now tested positive for the virus in France.

# virus - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Death toll rises above 400 as China admits 'shortcomings and difficulties' in coronavirus response

The World Health Organisation said the number of cases will keep growing because tests are pending on thousands of suspected cases.

# virus - Monday 3 February, 2020

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Built in 10 days, China's coronavirus hospital takes first patients as death toll passes SARS

China has also made an appeal for medical masks and protective suits.

# virus - Friday 31 January, 2020

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in England

The two patients are members of the same family.

The Explainer: How worried should we be about the coronavirus in Ireland?

On this week’s podcast, our experts fill you in on everything you need to know.

# virus - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus outside China is worrying, says WHO

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said “there is no evidence to suggest that any Irish citizen has contracted the virus”.

# virus - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

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.

# virus - Monday 27 January, 2020

Death toll from coronavirus rises to 80, with over 2,700 confirmed cases

China’s health minister warned that the virus seems to be spreading more easily.

# virus - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Chinese authorities lock down second major city in response to spread of new virus

Officials say at least 444 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in China’s Hubei province.

# virus - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Flights and trains from Chinese city of Wuhan suspended to halt virus spread

Residents of Wuhan have been told not to leave the city without a special reason

# virus - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Fourth person dies as China confirms coronavirus can be transmitted by humans

Meanwhile, a man in Australia has been tested after showing symptoms of the virus.

# virus - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Coronavirus: 17 more people diagnosed with SARS-like mystery virus in China

Two men in their 60’s — one with severe pre-existing conditions — have died from the illness.

# virus - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Presence of deadly rabbit and hare disease confirmed in six counties across Ireland

Cases of the disease have been found in Cork, Clare, Leitrim, Offaly, Wicklow and Wexford.

# virus - Thursday 27 June, 2019

HPV: Major new study shows cancer-causing virus 'significantly reduced' after vaccine

Two types of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancers were significantly reduced after vaccination.

# virus - Friday 4 January, 2019

Man admitted to hospital in Sweden with suspected Ebola found not to have disease

The man had recently returned from a trip in Burundi.

HSE urges people to get vaccinated as at least 2 die after contracting H1N1 flu virus

The virus is also known as Swine Flu, and can be particularly harmful to young people and pregnant women.

# virus - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Scores of monkeys are wrongly being killed in Rio in a yellow fever panic

Mosquitoes are actually, in fact, those who transmit the yellow fever virus, not monkeys.

# virus - Thursday 18 January, 2018

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'I've got double-vision, I'm dizzy and I'm struggling' - Ronnie O'Sullivan dumped out of Masters

The defending champion went out at the quarter-final stage, losing 6-1 to Mark Allen, and blamed it on illness.

# virus - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Spanish flu centenary: 'We're overdue another influenza pandemic'

And there won’t be enough vaccines or anti-viral drugs to go around, writes Dr Tim Hinchey.

# virus - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Hep C and me: 'I was nauseous all the time. I couldn’t gain weight. My skin was itchy and raw'

Ireland can be Hep C free starting from today, writes Patrick Gallagher.

# virus - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

A patient in Ireland has contracted Hepatitis B from a blood transfusion

The Irish Blood Transfusion Board has tested 1.2 million donations for the infection.

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