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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# TB

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2022
# Andriy Klepikov
Ukrainian charity worker speaks of colleagues deaths in missile attack
Andriy Klepikov is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Public Health in Ukraine and in Dublin to deliver a lecture and meet a Dáil committee.
# tom v time
Tom Brady says he has not yet made up his mind on retirement
The NFL great is ‘still going through the process’.
All time
# Farewell
Tom Brady announces New England Patriots departure
The Pats legend penned an emotional farewell on social media.
# TB
Patriots plan to extend Tom Brady deal beyond 2019, says owner Kraft
Robert Kraft expects the 41-year-old to ‘continue for quite a while’ with Sunday’s Super Bowl looming.
# Review
Tom Brady is underrated
It’s easy to forget how good the Patriots player actually is in an era of great quarterback play, writes Steve O’Rourke.
# Infection
All staff and students screened after two cases of TB confirmed in Cork secondary school
The screenings include a skin test and, if needed, blood tests and chest x-rays.
# tb or not tb
Badgers to be vaccinated against TB to stop them giving it to cattle
Michael Creed announced the initiative yesterday.
# animal testing
Effect of new medicine in animal studies was "misrepresented" to get funding for human trials
A new report in the British Medical Journal has pointed to a “systemic failure” in the use of animal studies.
# TB
The 49ers reportedly baffled Bill Belichick by asking if the Patriots would trade Tom Brady
What about the lad Cantona?
# TB
Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway
Everyone who came into contact with the patient has been offered screening for TB.
# Shot Down
Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow
Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.
# worldwide shortage
Tuberculosis-fighting vaccine delayed again
It is now 18 months since supplies ran out worldwide.
# decriminalisation
The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis
Major new study says jails hothouse infectious diseases, which are then passed on to the wider community.
# Tuberculosis
BCG scars could become a thing of the past for most people
Only children in high-risk groups could be vaccinated.
# Vaccines
Children won't get vaccines for TB until June, but Leo says it's not a problem
The BCG vaccine is delayed.
# Consumption
Travellers are three times more likely to get TB
And they get it much, much younger.
# MRSA
A new antibiotic could finally turn the tide against superbugs and drug-resistant infections
And it could be just start of the discovery of dozens of new antibiotics.
# Tuberculosis
Irish scientists have figured out ANOTHER way smoking is bad for you
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered exactly how smokers are more at risk of TB.
# Badger cull
The Government needs 25,000 badger body bags
The Department of Agriculture regularly carries out culls of the animals, as they carry TB.
# booster
Good news for babies: The BCG vaccine shortage is over
The HSE has said in June that it has problems with its supplier.
# eradication
Ireland culled up to 39,000 badgers in six years
The Department of Agriculture is trialling a vaccination programme in a number of counties to see how effective it is but most badgers captured are shot.
# deficiency
As TB re-emerges, a link is found to low vitamin D in children
TB is re-emerging disease in Europe, and the study is the first study in children with a matched control group.
# world tb day
TB hasn't gone away - it's a silent killer
The disease affects 9 million people around the world every year.
Voices
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.
# Burma
'Thousands at risk' after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar
The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.
Voices
Column: Why is lung disease so prevalent in Ireland?
Ireland has one of the highest death rates from lung disease in Western Europe – only Belgium, Moldova, Hungary and Kyrgyzstan have higher mortality levels. Dr Edward McKone examines why.
# badger culling
On patrol with Britain's badger cull saboteurs
The cull in Gloucestershire is aimed at tackling the spread of TB in cattle but opponents say this will do little to combat the disease.
# England
5,000 badgers to be killed as cull begins
Farmers say the cull will help curb tuberculosis in cattle, but animal rights groups say that the cull will not help eradicate TB in UK.
# TB
Worldwide fears over drug-resistant tuberculosis
As Ireland notes record-low levels of TB, global experts have warned of an untreatable strain emerging in a number of other countries.
# trust me i'm a rat
Rats recruited to hunt for TB in Mozambique
The trained rodents are going to sniff out the disease, apparently.
# TB
'Extensively drug-resistant' tuberculosis on the rise worldwide
A large international study has revealed alarming levels of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis across the globe.
# Infectious
Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'
New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.
# Disease
VIDEO: How the Black Death (and potato blight) came to Ireland
Ireland was badly hit by fatal diseases over the centuries. These videos look at the history – and how Ireland coped – with some of these diseases.
# Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis case confirmed at Griffith College in Dublin
One case of TB has been confirmed at the Dublin 8 campus.
# world tb day
'Shocking' data confirms growing number of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases
On World Tuberculosis Day, health professionals have expressed their alarm over new research that exposes the levels of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
# Global Fund
Major Aids treatment fund suspends further grants over financial issues
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said today that global financial woes mean it can’t pledge any more funding until 2014.
# Cloverhill Prison
Cloverhill inmates, staff being screened for tuberculosis
Staff and inmates at the prison in Clondalkin are being tested after a number of prison officers tested positive for TB.
# Health
Patient at Louth hospital diagnosed with TB
The HSE has told a local radio station that the patient suffering from TB spent five days on a trolley in the emergency department.
# Smoking
Smoking could lead to 40 million TB deaths by 2050
Researchers warning about a significant increase in smoking-linked TB deaths worldwide have insisted that “tobacco control is tuberculosis control”.