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#Virus

# virus - Thursday 27 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 27th 2020, 8:07 PM 19,767 Views 10 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Feb 26th 2020, 4:42 PM 15,083 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

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

Updated Feb 24th 2020, 9:47 AM 40,219 Views 48 Comments

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'
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Deadly coronavirus given official name 'Covid-19'

Feb 11th 2020, 3:32 PM 23,164 Views 35 Comments

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
# Coronavirus Crisis
# Coronavirus Crisis

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

Feb 11th 2020, 7:11 AM 26,249 Views 67 Comments

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
# Illness
# Illness

Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four

Feb 9th 2020, 12:33 PM 17,643 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO says number of cases of deadly coronavirus 'stabilising'

Updated Feb 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 43,535 Views 70 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Updated Feb 4th 2020, 6:50 AM 22,551 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:01 AM 169,596 Views 100 Comments

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

# virus - Friday 31 January, 2020

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in England
# England
# England

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in England

Updated Jan 31st 2020, 2:15 PM 108,169 Views 169 Comments

The two patients are members of the same family.

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

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

Jan 31st 2020, 2:12 PM 25,940 Views 20 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

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

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 9:50 PM 46,493 Views 69 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish pharmacies running out of face masks after news of coronavirus outbreak in China

Jan 28th 2020, 6:15 AM 38,991 Views 59 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Jan 27th 2020, 7:10 AM 14,414 Views 30 Comments

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
# Virus
# Virus

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

Updated Jan 23rd 2020, 11:06 AM 21,736 Views 37 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

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

Jan 22nd 2020, 8:45 PM 13,600 Views 11 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Jan 21st 2020, 7:15 AM 14,794 Views 24 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Jan 19th 2020, 8:02 AM 12,046 Views 16 Comments

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
# RHD2
# RHD2

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

Sep 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 94,877 Views 38 Comments

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
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

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

Jun 27th 2019, 6:10 AM 9,637 Views 13 Comments

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
# All Clear
# All Clear

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

Updated Jan 4th 2019, 9:25 PM 20,674 Views 25 Comments

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
# Swine Flu
# Swine Flu

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

Jan 4th 2019, 4:08 PM 49,255 Views 50 Comments

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
# Monkey Business
# Monkey Business

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

Feb 17th 2018, 8:00 AM 5,791 Views 0 Comments

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

# virus - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'I've got double-vision, I'm dizzy and I'm struggling' - Ronnie O'Sullivan dumped out of Masters
# Under The Weather
From The42
# Under The Weather

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

Jan 18th 2018, 4:38 PM 7,193 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Dec 27th 2017, 7:00 AM 6,537 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Dec 3rd 2017, 7:30 PM 31,064 Views 17 Comments

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
# Rare Occurrence
# Rare Occurrence

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

Aug 30th 2017, 12:57 PM 19,167 Views 37 Comments

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

# virus - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal
# Answers
# Answers

Theresa May announces inquiry into Britain's contaminated blood scandal

Jul 11th 2017, 2:58 PM 7,956 Views 4 Comments

Thousands of patients were given blood products infected with diseases.

# virus - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France
# Be Vigilant
# Be Vigilant

Irish farmers warned about Bluetongue virus after outbreaks in France

Jun 24th 2017, 10:51 AM 10,336 Views 9 Comments

There have been 657 reported outbreaks in France since the start of this year.

# virus - Monday 15 May, 2017

Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Tusla warns that child protection reports may not have been received over weekend

May 15th 2017, 4:05 PM 22,740 Views 44 Comments

The Department of Communications described the global cyber attack as “unprecedented”.

# virus - Saturday 13 May, 2017

No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

No reports of computer virus attacks in Ireland following global hacking

May 13th 2017, 10:29 AM 13,660 Views 57 Comments

The situation is being monitored currently by the NCSC.

# virus - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Most people who caught Ebola got it from 'superspreaders'
# Superspreaders
# Superspreaders

Most people who caught Ebola got it from 'superspreaders'

Feb 14th 2017, 2:28 PM 14,482 Views 15 Comments

If superspreading had been completely under control about two-thirds of Ebola cases could have been avoided.

# virus - Friday 2 September, 2016

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there
# Outbreak Fears
# Outbreak Fears

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there

Sep 2nd 2016, 6:10 AM 7,411 Views 5 Comments

The World Health Organisation has declared the virus a global public health emergency.

# virus - Monday 8 August, 2016

Gardaí restore their computer systems after virus threat
# Malware
# Malware

Gardaí restore their computer systems after virus threat

Aug 8th 2016, 5:39 PM 8,047 Views 8 Comments

“An Garda Síochána can re-confirm that no data was compromised, and that Pulse and the Garda website were not affected.”

# virus - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Gardaí found a virus in their IT systems this week
# Hack
# Hack

Gardaí found a virus in their IT systems this week

Aug 7th 2016, 1:20 PM 22,264 Views 48 Comments

However, it is believed that data, the Pulse system nor the Garda Síochána website were not affected.

# virus - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Mosquitoes in Florida may now be spreading the Zika virus
# Reaching America
# Reaching America

Mosquitoes in Florida may now be spreading the Zika virus

Jul 27th 2016, 10:05 PM 21,314 Views 20 Comments

Four new US cases are not linked to travel and health officials are looking at whether it’s down to mosquitoes.

# virus - Monday 18 July, 2016

9,000 public servants sacked as Turkey considers death penalty over failed coup
# Coup Attempt
# Coup Attempt

9,000 public servants sacked as Turkey considers death penalty over failed coup

Jul 18th 2016, 1:11 PM 21,384 Views 78 Comments

The EU says Turkey’s accession would be blocked if it introduced the death penalty.

# virus - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Mers virus transmitted from one 'super-spreader patient' in overcrowded emergency room
# South Korea
# South Korea

Mers virus transmitted from one 'super-spreader patient' in overcrowded emergency room

Jul 9th 2016, 7:30 AM 18,366 Views 4 Comments

The 35-year-old man infected 82 people including other patients, healthcare workers and visitors.

# virus - Saturday 28 May, 2016

The Olympics won't be moved - despite doctors' saying it could cause a Zika epidemic
# Virus
# Virus

The Olympics won't be moved - despite doctors' saying it could cause a Zika epidemic

May 28th 2016, 8:15 AM 11,693 Views 17 Comments

Nearly 1,300 babies have been born in Brazil with the irreversible defect.

# virus - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

There's a text message that can end up wiping your Android device clean
# Under Threat
# Under Threat

There's a text message that can end up wiping your Android device clean

Feb 16th 2016, 4:25 PM 36,256 Views 22 Comments

The malware is sent via SMS and gives attackers admin rights to your phone, accessing all your information.