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#Infectious Disease

# infectious-disease - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Study shows overweight people twice as likely to survive when hospitalised for infectious disease

The study into the so-called “obesity paradox” looked into the health over 35,000 patients in Denmark.

# infectious-disease - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'

The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.

# infectious-disease - Monday 1 December, 2014

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'

Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.

# infectious-disease - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Column: What exactly is an 'outbreak'?

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa raises some important questions about the treatment of infectious disease and the so-called developed world.

# infectious-disease - Monday 24 March, 2014

Column: I can’t bear to look into someone's eyes and tell them they will probably die

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.

# infectious-disease - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Scientists find first definitive proof MERS disease infects camels

Researchers cannot conclude whether the humans on the farm where a recent outbreak took place were infected by the camels or vice versa.

# infectious-disease - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Experts warn that the polio outbreak in Syria may threaten Europe

Two experts have warned that areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Austria, where vaccination coverage is low, could be most at risk.

# infectious-disease - Monday 30 September, 2013

Less than a quarter of those who travelled to exotic countries got vaccinated

Despite one in eight Irish people knowing someone who caught an infectious disease abroad, only 23 per cent get vaccinated.

# infectious-disease - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

One third of malaria drugs worldwide are fake - Lancet research

Counterfeit anti-malaria medicines are contributing to deaths across the world and also leading to drug resistance – putting billions of people at risk – according to researchers.