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# infections - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world

The country has 232,243 cases, surpassing the UK and Spain.

# infections - Monday 25 June, 2018

Man goes on trial accused of causing serious harm to two ex-girlfriends by passing on HIV

The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.

# infections - Friday 17 April, 2015

More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth

The IDA is calling on the Tánaiste to reinstate the PRSI dental scheme.

# infections - Monday 20 October, 2014

More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies - scientists

New research has recorded a rise of 60% in cases of the infection over the past 25 years in the Netherlands.

# infections - Friday 15 November, 2013

Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women

Minister of State Alex White told the Dáil yesterday that it is estimated that between 18 per cent and 21 per cent of Irish women smoke during pregnancy.

# infections - Friday 18 October, 2013

Stocks of antibiotic Augmentin could run out 'within months'

The antibiotic treats infections like bronchitis and pneumonia and may be unavailable in Ireland until late next year.

# infections - Thursday 5 September, 2013

"Radical action" needed to tackle lack of handwashing in hospitals

However, head of transplantation at Beaumont Hospital, David Hickey, said that sanctions were “stupid”.

# infections - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Slight drop in STIs - but gonorrhoea at highest figures ever recorded Sex

Slight drop in STIs - but gonorrhoea at highest figures ever recorded

There were 1,110 cases of gonorrhea in Ireland last year – an increase of one third on the previous year.

# infections - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Taking antibiotics for colds and flu is pointless - pharmacists

Pharmacists have warned that overuse of antibiotics is a major public health threat – and that we could eventually run out of effective antibiotics.

# infections - Monday 19 November, 2012

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One in 20 patients has hospital acquired infection

5.2 per cent of patients get infection within two days of admission, after a medical device was inserted or after surgery.

# infections - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

New study finds that babies with pets are healthier

New research has found that babies who have contact with cats and dogs are less likely to develop respiratory infections.

# infections - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Wash your hands: Irish start-up aims to beat hospital superbugs worldwide

The Irish company has been chosen by the WHO to promote hand hygiene globally. Thirty-five percent of healthcare facilities are at an inadequate or basic level.

# infections - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Rates of MRSA drop to the lowest recorded in Ireland

However, we still has a “relatively high” prevalence of the infection in comparison to the majority of European countries.

# infections - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Measles cases on the rise - report

While incidences of MRSA were the lowest ever recorded by the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre, the number of measles cases in Ireland rose by 149 per cent last year.

# infections - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Superdrug could cure all viral infections

US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.