# tb - Yesterday’s News
# tb - Friday 15 July, 2016
Major new study says jails hothouse infectious diseases, which are then passed on to the wider community.
# tb - Wednesday 9 September, 2015
Only children in high-risk groups could be vaccinated.
# tb - Sunday 24 May, 2015
The BCG vaccine is delayed.
# tb - Friday 13 March, 2015
And they get it much, much younger.
# tb - Thursday 8 January, 2015
And it could be just start of the discovery of dozens of new antibiotics.
# tb - Friday 14 November, 2014
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered exactly how smokers are more at risk of TB.
# tb - Tuesday 9 September, 2014
The Department of Agriculture regularly carries out culls of the animals, as they carry TB.
# tb - Tuesday 26 August, 2014
The HSE has said in June that it has problems with its supplier.
# tb - Monday 4 August, 2014
The Department of Agriculture is trialling a vaccination programme in a number of counties to see how effective it is but most badgers captured are shot.
# tb - Wednesday 7 May, 2014
TB is re-emerging disease in Europe, and the study is the first study in children with a matched control group.
# tb - Monday 24 March, 2014
The disease affects 9 million people around the world every year.
My patients see my white coat as a lifejacket. But the truth is that the chance of surviving drug-resistant TB is down to the roll of a dice, writes Dr Jennifer Hughes.
# tb - Friday 28 February, 2014
The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.
# tb - Thursday 7 November, 2013
Ireland has one of the highest death rates from lung disease in Western Europe – only Belgium, Moldova, Hungary and Kyrgyzstan have higher mortality levels. Dr Edward McKone examines why.
# tb - Saturday 19 October, 2013
The cull in Gloucestershire is aimed at tackling the spread of TB in cattle but opponents say this will do little to combat the disease.
# tb - Tuesday 27 August, 2013
Farmers say the cull will help curb tuberculosis in cattle, but animal rights groups say that the cull will not help eradicate TB in UK.
# tb - Tuesday 26 March, 2013
As Ireland notes record-low levels of TB, global experts have warned of an untreatable strain emerging in a number of other countries.
# tb - Friday 12 October, 2012
The trained rodents are going to sniff out the disease, apparently.
# tb - Thursday 30 August, 2012
A large international study has revealed alarming levels of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis across the globe.
# tb - Monday 20 August, 2012
New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.
# tb - Monday 13 August, 2012
Ireland was badly hit by fatal diseases over the centuries. These videos look at the history – and how Ireland coped – with some of these diseases.
# tb - Wednesday 2 May, 2012
One case of TB has been confirmed at the Dublin 8 campus.
# tb - Saturday 24 March, 2012
On World Tuberculosis Day, health professionals have expressed their alarm over new research that exposes the levels of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
# tb - Thursday 24 November, 2011
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said today that global financial woes mean it can’t pledge any more funding until 2014.
# tb - Saturday 22 October, 2011
Staff and inmates at the prison in Clondalkin are being tested after a number of prison officers tested positive for TB.
# tb - Friday 21 October, 2011
The HSE has told a local radio station that the patient suffering from TB spent five days on a trolley in the emergency department.
# tb - Wednesday 5 October, 2011
Researchers warning about a significant increase in smoking-linked TB deaths worldwide have insisted that “tobacco control is tuberculosis control”.
# tb - Tuesday 2 August, 2011
Nine things to know this morning…
# tb - Saturday 16 October, 2010
HSE investigating the TB outbreak which infected 48 pupils and staff in Ballintemple.
# tb - Monday 23 August, 2010
SCREENING FOR TUBERCULOSIS has begun at St Finbarr’s Hospital in Co Cork for hundreds of children and adults today, following an outbreak.
Over 220 people will undergo emergency tests to detect the disease, after three children at the Ballintemple National School tested positive for TB in the past three weeks.
Although the disease is potentially fatal, the Health Service Executive has said that TB can be cured if antibiotic treatment is taken for at least six months.
Speaking on RTÉ radio, Public health consultant Dr Margaret O’Sullivan said that all children and the staff of the school would be screened over the next two weeks.
O’Sullivan outlined the screening process, saying that people would be given an survey to complete, followed by a Mantoux skin test, and – if necessary – a chest X-Ray.
She explained the symptoms of TB, saying that if people develop a protracted cough for longer than three weeks (perhaps containing blood), experience weakness, lethargy or night sweats to contact their GP.
On RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Dr Kevin Kelleher called for the national screening programme to be expanded, and Fine Gael’s Health Spokesman Dr James Reilly has called on Minister for Health Mary Harney to set-up an immediate review of TB services.
The Ballintemple National School will delay opening for classes until the results of all tests are confirmed.