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#Epidemic

# epidemic - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

DR Congo announces end of latest Ebola epidemic, after 55 people killed in past five months
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

DR Congo announces end of latest Ebola epidemic, after 55 people killed in past five months

Nov 18th 2020, 9:10 AM 16,677 Views 13 Comments

The wide use of vaccinations helped curb the disease, the WHO said.

# epidemic - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Irish government gives €500k to WHO to help battle coronavirus
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

Irish government gives €500k to WHO to help battle coronavirus

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 9:05 PM 32,911 Views 71 Comments

More than 20 countries now have confirmed cases of the virus.

# epidemic - Friday 31 January, 2020

Coronavirus: Trump bans foreign nationals who 'pose a risk' from entering US
# Emergency
# Emergency

Coronavirus: Trump bans foreign nationals who 'pose a risk' from entering US

Updated Jan 31st 2020, 10:02 PM 26,735 Views 29 Comments

The US will also begin funnelling all flights from China to seven major airports where passengers can be screened for illness.

# epidemic - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

First-ever chlamydia vaccine trial offers hope of treating infection 'epidemic'
# STI
# STI

First-ever chlamydia vaccine trial offers hope of treating infection 'epidemic'

Aug 13th 2019, 6:30 AM 14,132 Views 31 Comments

An early stage clinical trial proved successful but a vaccine will not be on the market anytime soon.

# epidemic - Friday 14 June, 2019

Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency

Updated Jun 14th 2019, 8:44 PM 19,925 Views 34 Comments

The current Ebola crisis has recorded more than 2,000 cases.

# epidemic - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 25th 2018, 2:45 PM 23,588 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

May 6th 2018, 12:01 PM 15,602 Views 6 Comments

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
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

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

Mar 31st 2018, 11:00 AM 9,386 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

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

Dec 31st 2017, 3:30 PM 29,344 Views 18 Comments

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

# epidemic - Monday 25 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 25th 2017, 9:00 AM 14,282 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Superspreaders
# Superspreaders

Most people who caught Ebola got it from 'superspreaders'

Feb 14th 2017, 2:28 PM 14,471 Views 15 Comments

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
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

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

Jan 4th 2017, 2:51 PM 39,950 Views 46 Comments

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

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

11 truly horrifying spiders found in Irish homes this year

Sep 14th 2015, 2:04 PM 9,444 Views 6 Comments

Spiders, BE GONE.

# epidemic - Friday 24 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 24th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,009 Views 15 Comments

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
# Stop The Spread
# Stop The Spread

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

Oct 10th 2014, 4:59 PM 9,591 Views 41 Comments

Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.

# epidemic - Thursday 9 October, 2014

British airports to introduce Ebola screening
# Virus
# Virus

British airports to introduce Ebola screening

Oct 9th 2014, 7:58 PM 10,592 Views 59 Comments

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
# Virus
# Virus

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

Sep 4th 2014, 8:12 AM 4,647 Views 18 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Aug 30th 2014, 12:24 PM 5,561 Views 5 Comments

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"
# West Africa
# West Africa

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:28 PM 36,233 Views 81 Comments

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
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

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

May 29th 2014, 6:45 AM 11,385 Views 48 Comments

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
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

Aid agency worker dies as Ebola outbreak spreads

Apr 1st 2014, 1:46 PM 11,957 Views 14 Comments

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'
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

Ebola outbreak in Guinea 'could become regional epidemic'

Mar 24th 2014, 11:21 AM 7,662 Views 17 Comments

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
# HIV

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

Oct 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,392 Views 9 Comments

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
# Research
# Research

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

Feb 5th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,501 Views 50 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Number of whooping cough cases doubles this year

Dec 16th 2012, 7:45 AM 8,955 Views 18 Comments

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
# Haiti
# Haiti

GOAL warns that Haiti could face second cholera outbreak

Apr 12th 2012, 3:04 PM 965 Views 1 Comment

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
# Scrap Metal
# Scrap Metal

Scrap metal thieves targeting farmers

Sep 21st 2011, 6:28 PM 710 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Haiti
# Haiti

UN peacekeeping force 'brought cholera to Haiti'

Jun 30th 2011, 10:26 AM 359 Views 1 Comment

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
# Ecoli
# Ecoli

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

Jun 2nd 2011, 1:15 PM 721 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Ecoli
# Ecoli

E.coli outbreak 'could last months'

Jun 2nd 2011, 9:38 AM 335 Views 1 Comment

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
# Spain
# Spain

Spain considers action against Germany over cucumber scare

Jun 1st 2011, 12:09 PM 694 Views 0 Comments

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
# Haiti

Haiti on alert as cholera continues to spread

Nov 4th 2010, 2:04 PM 425 Views 0 Comments

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