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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 11,715 Views 17 Comments

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

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 36,265 Views 22 Comments

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

Second death on island of Ireland from swine flu in a week
# H1N1
# H1N1

Second death on island of Ireland from swine flu in a week

Feb 9th 2016, 6:34 PM 31,397 Views 8 Comments

This follows the death of a child in Dublin last week.

'The boy would scream uncontrollably' - Photographer describes time with 'bucket baby' in Brazil
# Zika Virus
# Zika Virus

'The boy would scream uncontrollably' - Photographer describes time with 'bucket baby' in Brazil

Feb 7th 2016, 8:45 AM 39,713 Views 44 Comments

Felipe Dana spent time with Solange Ferreira and her baby boy Jose, who was born with an abnormally small head.

Four people with 'swine flu' have been admitted to hospital
# No Outbreak
# No Outbreak

Four people with 'swine flu' have been admitted to hospital

Jan 29th 2016, 12:23 PM 34,865 Views 27 Comments

The HSE has said that H1N1 is now considered a “seasonal flu virus”.

What you need to know about the 'brain-shrinking' virus now appearing in the US
# Explainer
# Explainer

What you need to know about the 'brain-shrinking' virus now appearing in the US

Jan 22nd 2016, 3:46 PM 50,324 Views 28 Comments

The Zika virus is thought to be behind a disturbing rise in the number of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in Brazil.

Guinea's Ebola outbreak is declared officially over
# Virus
# Virus

Guinea's Ebola outbreak is declared officially over

Dec 29th 2015, 10:46 AM 5,059 Views 5 Comments

Forty-two days have passed since the last person with Ebola tested negative for the virus.

Something bizarre is happening to Ebola survivors that doctors are struggling to explain
# Mystery
# Mystery

Something bizarre is happening to Ebola survivors that doctors are struggling to explain

Oct 17th 2015, 8:00 PM 61,711 Views 46 Comments

Saying that a patient is “cured” of the virus doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s been completely eradicated from the body.

People are falling for this new Facebook scam - here's how to stay safe
# Dislike
# Dislike

People are falling for this new Facebook scam - here's how to stay safe

Sep 25th 2015, 9:26 PM 35,875 Views 11 Comments

Scammers are using fake dislike buttons to lure users in.

"This is big news": 100% success for Ebola vaccine trial
# Major Breakthrough
# Major Breakthrough

"This is big news": 100% success for Ebola vaccine trial

Jul 31st 2015, 3:50 PM 11,212 Views 59 Comments

The vaccine provided 100% protection in a Guinea field trial.

French teenager in remission from HIV 12 years after stopping treatment
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

French teenager in remission from HIV 12 years after stopping treatment

Jul 21st 2015, 7:17 AM 24,149 Views 22 Comments

Researchers said there is renewed hope for patients who start treatment early after infection.

After a fortnight in isolation, good news for UK Ebola patient
# Pauline Cafferkey
# Pauline Cafferkey

After a fortnight in isolation, good news for UK Ebola patient

Jan 12th 2015, 5:45 PM 10,464 Views 12 Comments

The Scottish native had been critically ill after contracting the virus.

Ebola-infected UK nurse still in a critical condition
# Pauline Cafferkey
# Pauline Cafferkey

Ebola-infected UK nurse still in a critical condition

Jan 4th 2015, 9:06 PM 26,251 Views 11 Comments

Her condition deteriorated, and the hospital has not said she is getting any better.

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries
# Finding A Cure
# Finding A Cure

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries

Dec 23rd 2014, 10:30 AM 6,449 Views 3 Comments

Hopes raised that the trial will “form the basis of a more potent vaccine” – there is currently no effective vaccine against the Ebola or Marburg virus.

Restrictions lifted at Mercy University Hospital
# Vomiting Bug
# Vomiting Bug

Restrictions lifted at Mercy University Hospital

Dec 19th 2014, 6:25 PM 20,561 Views 4 Comments

The restrictions were put in place on 15 December.

There ARE simple treatments for Ebola that could have saved lives
# PREVENTABLE
# PREVENTABLE

There ARE simple treatments for Ebola that could have saved lives

Dec 5th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,425 Views 4 Comments

Experts have argued that better managing of fluids and electrolytes could have prevented a number of deaths.

Stay away: Winter vomiting bug outbreak at Kerry General
# Virus
# Virus

Stay away: Winter vomiting bug outbreak at Kerry General

Dec 4th 2014, 3:37 PM 6,364 Views 14 Comments

It’s that time of year again…

Sperm can carry Ebola for at least 82 days --- WHO
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Sperm can carry Ebola for at least 82 days --- WHO

Nov 28th 2014, 6:58 PM 9,912 Views 16 Comments

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.

Irish computers are being attacked by one of the most sophisticated viruses ever
# Regin
# Regin

Irish computers are being attacked by one of the most sophisticated viruses ever

Nov 24th 2014, 7:33 AM 16,017 Views 39 Comments

The virus named Regin is thought to have been created by a government in the last six years.

These "heroes" will man the first Irish-run Ebola treatment centre in West Africa
# On A Jetplane
# On A Jetplane

These "heroes" will man the first Irish-run Ebola treatment centre in West Africa

Nov 22nd 2014, 4:34 PM 11,945 Views 14 Comments

The centre was built by the UK Government.

Baby girl survives Ebola 'against all the odds'
# Recovery
# Recovery

Baby girl survives Ebola 'against all the odds'

Nov 22nd 2014, 9:00 AM 9,140 Views 8 Comments

Despite these positive stories, Doctors Without Borders said the outbreak is far from over.

After a three month battle, DR Congo is now Ebola free
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

After a three month battle, DR Congo is now Ebola free

Nov 15th 2014, 12:20 PM 7,478 Views 29 Comments

The country’s health minister said this does not mean they are completely out of danger.

Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?
# West Africa
# West Africa

Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?

Nov 14th 2014, 11:13 AM 3,756 Views 13 Comments

Drug and blood-based trials will begin in West Africa next month.

New York Mayor declares city Ebola-free alongside cured patient
# Virus
# Virus

New York Mayor declares city Ebola-free alongside cured patient

Nov 12th 2014, 8:02 AM 5,452 Views 24 Comments

Mali, however, has recorded just its second death.

Payne and Henry remain fitness concerns as both issues continue to be investigated
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Payne and Henry remain fitness concerns as both issues continue to be investigated

Nov 11th 2014, 1:16 PM 5,363 Views 10 Comments

The Ulster duo were both major injury concerns after Saturday’s win over the Springboks.

Would ambulance crews be ready for a case of Ebola here? Some staff aren't convinced
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Would ambulance crews be ready for a case of Ebola here? Some staff aren't convinced

Nov 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,075 Views 6 Comments

Sources say there is widespread concern about the readiness of frontline staff in the ambulance service.

Scientists discover virus that makes people 'more stupid'
# Stupid Virus
From The Daily Edge
# Stupid Virus

Scientists discover virus that makes people 'more stupid'

Nov 10th 2014, 6:03 PM 21,801 Views 34 Comments

This explains a whole lot.

Ebola test results for Belfast patient expected this afternoon
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Ebola test results for Belfast patient expected this afternoon

Nov 10th 2014, 9:38 AM 4,268 Views 5 Comments

The patient has already tested positive for malaria.

Payne a concern for Georgia clash as Ireland wait on Henry assessment
# Sicklist
From The42
# Sicklist

Payne a concern for Georgia clash as Ireland wait on Henry assessment

Nov 9th 2014, 11:20 AM 7,620 Views 16 Comments

The outside centre looked to have sprained his foot last night against South Africa.

A virus found in lakes could be literally changing the way people think
# ATCV-1
# ATCV-1

A virus found in lakes could be literally changing the way people think

Nov 4th 2014, 7:15 AM 14,434 Views 13 Comments

A study found that people with the virus living in their throats processed visual information about 10% slower than people without the virus.

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola

Oct 31st 2014, 5:38 PM 4,159 Views 12 Comments

To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.

The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission

Oct 29th 2014, 10:40 PM 17,554 Views 27 Comments

Britain held a similar simulation to assess how prepared services were for a possible Ebola outbreak.

Teenager in isolation and being tested for Ebola in Australia
# Virus
# Virus

Teenager in isolation and being tested for Ebola in Australia

Oct 26th 2014, 10:11 AM 15,973 Views 20 Comments

The 18-year-old travelled from Guinea.

Five questions that everyone has about Ebola
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Five questions that everyone has about Ebola

Oct 25th 2014, 4:30 PM 17,453 Views 40 Comments

Where did it come from? And how can it be overcome?

Dallas nurse cured of Ebola receives hug from Obama
# Virus
# Virus

Dallas nurse cured of Ebola receives hug from Obama

Oct 25th 2014, 1:04 PM 16,778 Views 41 Comments

President Obama is trying to stem public fear about the disease, stating that people must be guided by science.

Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case
# Death
# Death

Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case

Oct 25th 2014, 6:45 AM 16,105 Views 23 Comments

The girl had recently returned to Mali from neighbouring Guinea.

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports

Oct 21st 2014, 7:55 PM 10,018 Views 16 Comments

This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.

Ebola could be the 'humanitarian disaster of our generation'
# Risk
# Risk

Ebola could be the 'humanitarian disaster of our generation'

Oct 18th 2014, 7:17 PM 12,403 Views 37 Comments

That’s according to Oxfam, which works in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

Oct 17th 2014, 9:30 PM 47,582 Views 70 Comments

The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.

The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola
# Virus
# Virus

The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola

Oct 15th 2014, 11:08 PM 7,809 Views 18 Comments

President Barack Obama said that ‘SWAT-like’ response teams are needed.