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#Virus

# virus - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

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 31,390 Views 8 Comments

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

# virus - Sunday 7 February, 2016

'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 39,704 Views 44 Comments

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

# virus - Friday 29 January, 2016

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 34,861 Views 28 Comments

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

# virus - Friday 22 January, 2016

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 50,315 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.

# virus - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

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

Guinea's Ebola outbreak is declared officially over

Dec 29th 2015, 10:46 AM 5,051 Views 5 Comments

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

# virus - Saturday 17 October, 2015

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 61,702 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.

# virus - Friday 25 September, 2015

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 35,869 Views 11 Comments

Scammers are using fake dislike buttons to lure users in.

# virus - Friday 31 July, 2015

"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 11,201 Views 59 Comments

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

# virus - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

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 24,144 Views 22 Comments

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

# virus - Monday 12 January, 2015

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 10,449 Views 12 Comments

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

# virus - Sunday 4 January, 2015

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 26,240 Views 11 Comments

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

# virus - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

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 6,443 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.

# virus - Friday 19 December, 2014

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

Restrictions lifted at Mercy University Hospital

Dec 19th 2014, 6:25 PM 20,555 Views 4 Comments

The restrictions were put in place on 15 December.

# virus - Friday 5 December, 2014

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 5,420 Views 4 Comments

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

# virus - Thursday 4 December, 2014

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 6,356 Views 14 Comments

It’s that time of year again…

# virus - Friday 28 November, 2014

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 9,906 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.

# virus - Monday 24 November, 2014

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 16,008 Views 39 Comments

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

# virus - Saturday 22 November, 2014

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 11,932 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 9,134 Views 6 Comments

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

# virus - Saturday 15 November, 2014

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 7,473 Views 29 Comments

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

# virus - Friday 14 November, 2014

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 3,748 Views 13 Comments

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

# virus - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

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 5,445 Views 24 Comments

Mali, however, has recorded just its second death.

# virus - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

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 5,355 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 4,070 Views 6 Comments

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

# virus - Monday 10 November, 2014

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 21,785 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 4,260 Views 5 Comments

The patient has already tested positive for malaria.

# virus - Sunday 9 November, 2014

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 7,614 Views 16 Comments

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

# virus - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

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 14,429 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.

# virus - Friday 31 October, 2014

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 4,145 Views 12 Comments

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

# virus - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

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 17,544 Views 27 Comments

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

# virus - Sunday 26 October, 2014

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 15,936 Views 20 Comments

The 18-year-old travelled from Guinea.

# virus - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Five questions that everyone has about Ebola
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Five questions that everyone has about Ebola

Oct 25th 2014, 4:30 PM 17,440 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 16,769 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 16,094 Views 23 Comments

The girl had recently returned to Mali from neighbouring Guinea.

# virus - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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 10,012 Views 16 Comments

This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.

# virus - Saturday 18 October, 2014

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 12,397 Views 37 Comments

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

# virus - Friday 17 October, 2014

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 47,576 Views 70 Comments

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

# virus - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

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 7,805 Views 18 Comments

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

A second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola
# Dallas
# Dallas

A second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

Oct 15th 2014, 11:03 AM 7,156 Views 19 Comments

The worker also treated a man who died from the virus.

Here are the countries where Ebola is most likely to show up next
# Spread
# Spread

Here are the countries where Ebola is most likely to show up next

Oct 15th 2014, 8:15 AM 26,457 Views 48 Comments

Researchers calculated which countries are most at risk for imported cases of Ebola.