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# outbreak - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

UN warns of Syria polio outbreak after cluster of cases reported

A cluster of potential cases came to light in recent weeks. It comes as efforts continue to stage a peace conference aimed at resolving the ongoing conflict.

# outbreak - Friday 23 August, 2013

Parents urged to check children for head lice in the coming weeks

With children going back to school in the coming weeks, pharmacists are warning about the dangers of head lice.

# outbreak - Thursday 16 May, 2013

New boil water notice in Roscommon due to cryptosporidiosis outbreak

The outbreak means that consumers must boil domestic water before using it to prevent illness.

# outbreak - Friday 4 January, 2013

Visitor restrictions remain in hospitals due to vomiting bug

Restrictions are still place in Limerick and Cavan though the number of reported cases have significantly declined.

# outbreak - 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.

# outbreak - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Outbreak of Norovirus in Dublin's Beaumont Hospital

The hospital has appealed to the public to refrain from making unnecessary visits.

# outbreak - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Uganda: "Lots of people don't really understand what Ebola is"

What is it like to be on the frontline of fighting the Ugandan Ebola outbreak? A Médecins Sans Frontières emergency coordinator explains.

# outbreak - Monday 30 July, 2012

14 dead in first major outbreak of Ebola since 2009

Nine of the fourteen deaths occurred in a single household in Uganda.

# outbreak - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Visiting restrictions lifted at Sligo Hospital

Restrictions had been in place over the Bank Holiday weekend following an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

# outbreak - Sunday 3 June, 2012

HSE urges parents to vaccinate children after measles outbreak in Cork

The outbreak in west Cork has affected 51 children with two having to be hospitalised.

# outbreak - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Measles outbreak has now spread to 31 people

Another six people have been diagnosed with the disease in West Cork. None of the initial affected group of 25 people was vaccinated against measles, the HSE has said.

# outbreak - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Parents urged to vaccinate children after measles outbreak

Parents are being urged to vaccinate their children following a measles outbreak in West Cork, the HSE has said. Measles is a potentially fatal disease.

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# outbreak - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

From The42 Ukraine urges fans to get measles jab Outbreak

Ukraine urges fans to get measles jab

Currently in the throes of a measles epidemic, the European Championships host nation has followed ECDC officials in issuing a public warning to football fans.

# outbreak - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Seventh resident from Donegal home dies of flu Flu

Seventh resident from Donegal home dies of flu

Another resident of the private Nazareth nursing home in Buncrana has died from influenza, the seventh to succumb to the disease.

# outbreak - Friday 6 April, 2012

HSE continues to investigate flu deaths at Donegal nursing home

Another patient at the Nazareth nursing home in Buncrana died today, but the HSE has said it was not related to the current outbreak.

Beaumont Hospital asks public to stay away amid latest virus outbreak

The number of people at the hospital affected by the winter vomiting bug has now reached 300.

# outbreak - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Eleven residents at Donegal nursing home suffering with flu symptoms

It appears that there may be a “slight mismatch” between the current flu vaccination and the circulating strain of the virus.

# outbreak - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Tests continue and restrictions remain after avian flu outbreak in Cork

The Department of Agriculture said today that there was no update as yet as to the cause of the outbreak in Cork.

# outbreak - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Pseudomonas discovered in fourth neo-natal ward

The infection which killed three infants has been detected in water sources at another hospital in the North.

# outbreak - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Deep clean under way at Belfast neo-natal ward

Four more babies were found to have the infection which is already believed to be responsible for the deaths of three infants at the unit.

# outbreak - Friday 30 December, 2011

HSE issues virus guidelines as vomiting bug outbreak continues

There have been 11 new cases of the bug at two Dublin hospitals in the last 24 hours.

# outbreak - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Death toll from US listeria outbreak rises to 18

The deadly outbreak has been liked to cantaloupe grown on a farm in Colorado.

# outbreak - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Dangerous e.coli seeds still on sale

Dangerous e.coli seeds still on sale

Officials are warning people not to grow or eat their own sprouts as infected seeds are thought to still be in circulation.

# outbreak - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

EU ministers to hold crisis talks as search for E. coli source goes on

Agriculture ministers will meet in Luxembourg, as tests show a northern Germany bean sprout farm is not to blame.

# outbreak - Monday 6 June, 2011

E. coli outbreak traced to German farm as EU ministers to meet to discuss crisis

Europe’s Agriculture ministers will meet on Tuesday to discuss he outbreak as German officials pinpoint its source.

# outbreak - Friday 3 June, 2011

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E.coli strain will "inevitably" spread to Ireland

A HSE senior microbiologist said today that it is inevitable the strain will spread because all cases so far had been linked to travel to Germany. However she said the strain is easily killed with proper hygiene precautions.

Eighteen now dead from new E. coli strain as outbreak reportedly spreads to US

Scientists are still unable to determine the origin of the outbreak which the WHO yesterday said was caused by a new strain of E. coli.

# outbreak - 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.

# outbreak - Thursday 21 April, 2011

WHO blames Europe's measles outbreak on vaccination levels

France has been particularly affected by a major outbreak of measles in Europe, which WHO blames on a failure to vaccinate all children against the illness.

# outbreak - Monday 15 November, 2010

Haiti cholera epidemic death toll hits 900

The epidemic is only going to get worse, say outbreak experts.

# outbreak - Saturday 16 October, 2010

HSE screens 336 people after TB outbreak in Cork school TB

HSE screens 336 people after TB outbreak in Cork school

HSE investigating the TB outbreak which infected 48 pupils and staff in Ballintemple.

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