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#Virus

# virus - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Forgotten smallpox vials discovered in US research centre
# Smallpox
# Smallpox

Forgotten smallpox vials discovered in US research centre

Jul 8th 2014, 6:56 PM 14,950 Views 11 Comments

World health authorities had believed the only samples left of the disease were safely and securely stored away.

# virus - Monday 23 June, 2014

West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak is now "out of control"
# West Africa
# West Africa

West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak is now "out of control"

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:28 PM 36,243 Views 82 Comments

The virus is fatal in 90% of cases.

# virus - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Heading long-haul this summer? Get the polio vaccination, says the HSE...
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Heading long-haul this summer? Get the polio vaccination, says the HSE...

May 22nd 2014, 8:18 AM 8,907 Views 6 Comments

The recommendation applies to a number of African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries.

# virus - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Five new deaths from MERS virus in Saudi Arabia
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Five new deaths from MERS virus in Saudi Arabia

May 18th 2014, 11:54 AM 8,515 Views 10 Comments

The dead included men and women aged from their 60s to 80s.

Irish man gets 'all clear' after deadly MERS virus fears
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Irish man gets 'all clear' after deadly MERS virus fears

May 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,271 Views 7 Comments

Paddy Reilly was tested after travelling on the same plane as an American man who was later diagnosed with the potentially fatal MERs virus.

# virus - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Three new MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Three new MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia

May 11th 2014, 6:53 PM 11,795 Views 8 Comments

The deaths bring to 142 the number of people who

# virus - Friday 9 May, 2014

Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks
# WHO
# WHO

Spread of MERS virus prompts international emergency talks

May 9th 2014, 1:20 PM 13,355 Views 16 Comments

The World Health Organisation is to hold a meeting due to the rising number of cases in several countries.

# virus - Saturday 3 May, 2014

France suspends live pig imports from North America and Japan over deadly virus
# Fears
# Fears

France suspends live pig imports from North America and Japan over deadly virus

May 3rd 2014, 1:45 PM 7,770 Views 10 Comments

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea has killed millions of pigs in the US, driving up pork prices.

# virus - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village
# Aids
# Aids

Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village

Apr 24th 2014, 8:15 AM 17,197 Views 25 Comments

The going rate for sex in Kasensero is as little as €1.50.

# virus - Friday 11 April, 2014

DFA updates travel advice for Irish citizens, following Ebola outbreak
# Liberia
# Liberia

DFA updates travel advice for Irish citizens, following Ebola outbreak

Apr 11th 2014, 9:58 PM 10,836 Views 5 Comments

101 deaths have been recorded to date in Guinea, and 12 in neighbouring Liberia.

# virus - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Aid agency worker dies as Ebola outbreak spreads
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

Aid agency worker dies as Ebola outbreak spreads

Apr 1st 2014, 1:46 PM 11,968 Views 14 Comments

Meanwhile, Senegal has closed border crossings to Guinea “until further notice” in an attempt to contain the deadly virus.

# virus - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Funerals are spreading deadly Ebola virus, warn doctors
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Funerals are spreading deadly Ebola virus, warn doctors

Mar 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 13,714 Views 13 Comments

The outbreak of the virus has already claimed 61 lives.

# virus - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat?
# Coining It
# Coining It

Column: The two sides of bitcoin – is this virtual currency a boon or a threat?

Mar 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 213 Views 16 Comments

Despite being the darling of the tech frontier, surely we can now see that the red flags being waved around this “currency” are far from virtual, writes Peter Casey.

# virus - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Researchers create simulation virus that spreads via WiFi
# Infection
# Infection

Researchers create simulation virus that spreads via WiFi

Feb 27th 2014, 2:50 PM 7,829 Views 14 Comments

The virus, named Chameleon, searches for weaknesses within WiFi networks and infects them before automatically seeking other vulnerable access points.

# virus - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Holiday from hell as 600 aboard Caribbean cruise ship contract norovirus
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Holiday from hell as 600 aboard Caribbean cruise ship contract norovirus

Jan 28th 2014, 10:22 AM 20,370 Views 23 Comments

Hundreds of passengers and crew members fell ill with vomiting and diarrhea according to the the US Centers for Disease Control.

# virus - Friday 15 November, 2013

Fifty Shades of Grey found to have herpes in public library
# Ew
From The Daily Edge
# Ew

Fifty Shades of Grey found to have herpes in public library

Nov 15th 2013, 9:33 AM 3,828 Views 1 Comment

Do you know where that erotic novel has been?

# virus - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Chinese bats likely source of SARS virus - report
# Sars
# Sars

Chinese bats likely source of SARS virus - report

Oct 30th 2013, 6:01 PM 9,424 Views 18 Comments

Researchers have also said that direct bat-to-human transmission is “plausible”.

# virus - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Measles-style virus blamed for hundreds of dolphin deaths since July
# Unusual
# Unusual

Measles-style virus blamed for hundreds of dolphin deaths since July

Aug 27th 2013, 6:42 PM 5,096 Views 7 Comments

Almost 500 bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead on the east coast of America so far this year, in what researchers are describing as an “unusual mortality event”.

# virus - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Saudi man dies of MERS virus, bringing death toll to 41
# Virus
# Virus

Saudi man dies of MERS virus, bringing death toll to 41

Aug 25th 2013, 3:54 PM 11,909 Views 23 Comments

There is still no vaccine for the virus which has a fatality rate of more than 51 per cent.

# virus - Monday 19 August, 2013

9-year-old boy dies from bird flu in Cambodia
# Bird Flu
# Bird Flu

9-year-old boy dies from bird flu in Cambodia

Aug 19th 2013, 8:47 AM 5,228 Views 7 Comments

The boy had carried dead and sick bird from a cage for food preparation before he became ill.

# virus - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Visitors warned to stay away from Mayo General Hospital
# Vomiting Bug
# Vomiting Bug

Visitors warned to stay away from Mayo General Hospital

Aug 14th 2013, 5:17 PM 10,092 Views 18 Comments

There has been a rise in the number of people with the virus in the community over the past number of weeks.

# virus - Friday 9 August, 2013

Deadly MERS virus may be spread by camels
# Virus
# Virus

Deadly MERS virus may be spread by camels

Aug 9th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,118 Views 14 Comments

New research has found antibodies in blood samples taken from camels in a number of different locations in Oman.

# virus - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Deadly strain of bird flu may have passed between people for first time
# H7N9
# H7N9

Deadly strain of bird flu may have passed between people for first time

Aug 7th 2013, 8:05 AM 9,778 Views 67 Comments

Scientists have long feared the virus would mutate into a form that transmits easily from person to person.

# virus - Friday 19 July, 2013

Imported frozen berries linked to Hepatitis A outbreak
# Berry Bad
# Berry Bad

Imported frozen berries linked to Hepatitis A outbreak

Jul 19th 2013, 12:44 PM 25,654 Views 64 Comments

The Food Safety Authority issues warning as Ireland and Italy both hit by same strain of virus.

# virus - Friday 21 June, 2013

38 people dead from the 'new SARS' - and we're not sure how it spreads
# Uh-Oh
# Uh-Oh

38 people dead from the 'new SARS' - and we're not sure how it spreads

Jun 21st 2013, 7:45 AM 7,020 Views 16 Comments

MERS has killed 38 people, mostly in Saudi Arabia – and, like SARS, it spreads between hospitals with worrying ease.

# virus - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

SARS-like virus claims 65-year-old French victim
# Virus
# Virus

SARS-like virus claims 65-year-old French victim

May 28th 2013, 4:39 PM 5,328 Views 6 Comments

The man is thought to have contracted the virus in Dubai.

# virus - Monday 13 May, 2013

Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread
# Virus
# Virus

Deadly new virus sparks call for 'urgent actions' to prevent spread

May 13th 2013, 11:08 AM 13,837 Views 19 Comments

There have been 33 confirmed cases of human infection since September last year, including 18 deaths.

# virus - Thursday 2 May, 2013

SARS-like virus kills 5 people in Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

SARS-like virus kills 5 people in Saudi Arabia

May 2nd 2013, 7:41 AM 5,741 Views 15 Comments

The virus, known as novel coronavirus, was first detected in mid-2012 and is a cousin of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

# virus - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

That cold sore might be causing you memory loss
# Memory Loss
# Memory Loss

That cold sore might be causing you memory loss

Mar 26th 2013, 4:44 PM 12,655 Views 16 Comments

The study showed that people who had higher levels of infection were more likely to score poorly on a test.

# virus - Saturday 9 March, 2013

9 tips for keeping your body infection-free
# Infection
# Infection

9 tips for keeping your body infection-free

Mar 9th 2013, 9:15 AM 16,577 Views 32 Comments

Bacteria on your desk at work, viruses passed on by your pets and food-borne illnesses lurking in your fridge – infection is everywhere.

# virus - Monday 7 January, 2013

Two die from swine flu in China
# Health
# Health

Two die from swine flu in China

Jan 7th 2013, 7:59 AM 3,815 Views 15 Comments

A man also passed away from the H1N1 influenza strain in Jordan over the weekend.

# virus - Friday 4 January, 2013

Visitor restrictions remain in hospitals due to vomiting bug
# Vomiting Bug
# Vomiting Bug

Visitor restrictions remain in hospitals due to vomiting bug

Jan 4th 2013, 1:01 PM 4,555 Views 4 Comments

Restrictions are still place in Limerick and Cavan though the number of reported cases have significantly declined.

# virus - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Christmas bug: Sick Nadal postpones return to action
# Sick
From The42
# Sick

Christmas bug: Sick Nadal postpones return to action

Dec 25th 2012, 3:53 PM 490 Views 0 Comments

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of his scheduled return date at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi this week.

# virus - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Visitor restrictions at St Finbarr's Hospital in Cork due to vomiting bug
# Vomiting Bug
# Vomiting Bug

Visitor restrictions at St Finbarr's Hospital in Cork due to vomiting bug

Dec 19th 2012, 11:28 AM 2,826 Views 3 Comments

Relatives of very ill patients are asked to contact the hospital in advance of visits and no children are allowed to visit until further notice.

# virus - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Hackers steal €36m from European banks using computer virus
# Virus
# Virus

Hackers steal €36m from European banks using computer virus

Dec 6th 2012, 3:42 PM 11,918 Views 33 Comments

The virus infected both computer and smartphones in order to monitor and manipulate online banking sessions.

# virus - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Virus forces Lowry out of World Tour Championship
# Sick Bed
From The42
# Sick Bed

Virus forces Lowry out of World Tour Championship

Nov 22nd 2012, 11:11 AM 496 Views 0 Comments

Marc Warren and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano share the clubhouse lead in Dubai, with Padraig Harrington a shot back.

# virus - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Super-sensitive test lets doctors see disease without microscope
# Naked Science
# Naked Science

Super-sensitive test lets doctors see disease without microscope

Oct 28th 2012, 6:16 PM 8,257 Views 4 Comments

The new test uses nano-particles to spot markers for cancer or the AIDS virus in human blood serum using the naked eye.

# virus - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Outbreak of Norovirus in Dublin's Beaumont Hospital
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Outbreak of Norovirus in Dublin's Beaumont Hospital

Oct 2nd 2012, 7:00 PM 10,104 Views 14 Comments

The hospital has appealed to the public to refrain from making unnecessary visits.

# virus - Monday 24 September, 2012

SARS-like virus detected in Qatari national
# Qatar
# Qatar

SARS-like virus detected in Qatari national

Sep 24th 2012, 11:43 AM 3,870 Views 4 Comments

The 49-year-old man became ill in early September, having travelled to Saudi Arabia. He is now after being transferred to a London hospital.

# virus - Friday 17 August, 2012

Scientists warn zoos as polar bear dies from zebra virus
# Zoo Health
# Zoo Health

Scientists warn zoos as polar bear dies from zebra virus

Aug 17th 2012, 4:04 PM 6,801 Views 12 Comments

Researchers said zoos unintentionally provide pathogens with the opportunity to evolve and spread by putting such a variety of species from different continents and habitats together.