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# virus - Yesterday’s News


# virus - Friday 2 September, 2016

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

# virus - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

From Business ETC There’s a text message that can end up wiping your Android device clean Under Threat

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

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

# virus - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

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

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

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

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

# virus - Thursday 28 January, 2016

‘Brain-shrinking’ virus: Minister warns pregnant women to be cautious when travelling

Pregnant women have been told to avoid the affected countries if possible.

# virus - Friday 22 January, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s that time of year again…

# virus - Friday 28 November, 2014

Sperm can carry Ebola for at least 82 days — WHO

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

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

The centre was built by the UK Government.

Baby girl survives Ebola ‘against all the odds’

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

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?

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

Mali, however, has recorded just its second death.

# virus - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

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

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

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

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

# virus - Monday 10 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Scientists discover virus that makes people ‘more stupid’ Stupid Virus

Scientists discover virus that makes people ‘more stupid’

This explains a whole lot.

Ebola test results for Belfast patient expected this afternoon

The patient has already tested positive for malaria.

# virus - Sunday 9 November, 2014

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

The 18-year-old travelled from Guinea.

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