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#Epidemic

# epidemic - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year

Unicef is warning that the HIV/Aids epidemic is far from over and teenage girls are bearing the brunt of the health crisis.

# epidemic - Sunday 6 May, 2018

From The42 'The reason why child sexual abuse is such an epidemic is because kids are being silenced' Issue

'The reason why child sexual abuse is such an epidemic is because kids are being silenced'

The gymnast sex-abuse survivors say the epidemic goes far beyond Larry Nassar.

# epidemic - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Self-testing kits and vending machine drugs are helping South Africa's battle against HIV

7.1 million people live with HIV in South Africa.

# epidemic - Sunday 31 December, 2017

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

# epidemic - Monday 25 December, 2017

From The42 'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic' Looking Back

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

# epidemic - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Most people who caught Ebola got it from 'superspreaders'

If superspreading had been completely under control about two-thirds of Ebola cases could have been avoided.

# epidemic - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

'I want to get cancer': the new campaign that aims to shock you

The campaign is based on different uses of the word ‘get’ and is aimed at people that are likely to get cancer in the next three years.

# epidemic - Monday 14 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge 11 truly horrifying spiders found in Irish homes this year Spider Invasion

# epidemic - Friday 24 October, 2014

More than 90,000 Ebola deaths expected in Liberia by Christmas

The number of Ebola treatment centre beds and other measures needed to control the epidemic substantially exceeds the total pledged.

# epidemic - Friday 10 October, 2014

'Worst Ebola epidemic in history': Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked

Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.

# epidemic - Thursday 9 October, 2014

British airports to introduce Ebola screening

Downing Street confirmed the move today in a bid to help stop the deadly virus from spreading,

# epidemic - Thursday 4 September, 2014

The death toll from Ebola has jumped to more than 1,900

However, there are hopes that the global response to the crisis will soon have an impact.

# epidemic - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Meanwhile, Morocco has vowed to keep up regularly scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations in a “solidarity” move.

# epidemic - Monday 23 June, 2014

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

The virus is fatal in 90% of cases.

# epidemic - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe

A a new global study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that obesity kills about 3.4 million people a year.

# epidemic - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Aid agency worker dies as Ebola outbreak spreads

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

# epidemic - Monday 24 March, 2014

Ebola outbreak in Guinea 'could become regional epidemic'

Plan Ireland has warned that the virus could spread to neighbouring countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

# epidemic - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive HIV

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive

The question of the sexual behaviour of this group is important given current optimism about a possible reversal of the HIV epidemic.

# epidemic - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study

The study found that up to two thirds of all new HIV infections among men in stable partnerships are caused by one partner being unfaithful.

# epidemic - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Number of whooping cough cases doubles this year

The HSE says that the second successive year of doubling cases is “of concern” – and 80 per cent of hospitalised cases were babies aged between newborn and 5 months old.

# epidemic - Thursday 12 April, 2012

GOAL warns that Haiti could face second cholera outbreak

It’s rainy season on the earthquake-stricken island – and the charity warns that cholera cases are already on the up again.

# epidemic - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Scrap metal thieves targeting farmers

A farmers’ association has called on the Gardaí to increase its supervision of the scrap metal industry in order to protects its members’ land.

# epidemic - Thursday 30 June, 2011

UN peacekeeping force 'brought cholera to Haiti'

The disease has killed more than 5,500 people and sickened more than 363,000 others since it was discovered in October.

# epidemic - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Deadly E.coli outbreak caused by new strain, says WHO

The World Health Organisation has said preliminary tests suggest the wave of E.coli infection affecting Europeans has been caused by a new, mutant form of two different E. coli bacteria.

E.coli outbreak 'could last months'

The head of Germany’s public health body has admitted that that “we may never know” the true source of the contamination, which has now claimed 17 lives.

# epidemic - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Spain considers action against Germany over cucumber scare

The Spanish agriculture sector has been plunged into turmoil, with €200 million being lost each week and thousands of workers laid off in a country already suffering the highest unemployment rate in the EU.

# epidemic - Thursday 4 November, 2010

Haiti on alert as cholera continues to spread Haiti This post contains videos

Haiti on alert as cholera continues to spread

442 people have now been declared dead and 6,742 hospitalised as the pandemic reaches new areas.