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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Tuberculosis

All time
# Irish Prison Service
Boy awarded €35,000 after contracting TB from dad who picked it up from prisoners at work
The judge said the boy had “suffered a nasty little life experience” but had fortunately fully recovered.
# 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
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.
# Tuberculosis
BCG scars could become a thing of the past for most people
Only children in high-risk groups could be vaccinated.
# Tuberculosis
Wildlife group calls for government to stand up against lobbying for deer cull
Deer have moved into the lowlands in recent years and are impacting more and more on the livelihoods of farmers, representative groups are saying.
# 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.
# detection rate
53 million children are living with latent TB which could become active at any time
The number of children with tuberculosis could be 25% higher than previously thought.
# Abuse
Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO
This equates to one death every 10 seconds.
# 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.
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# illness
13 people died of influenza during Ireland's last flu season
All of the people who died were elderly, ranging from 81 to 98 years old.
# Au Revoir
Save the elephants or I'll move to Russia, Brigitte Bardot tells France.
The French actress says she will follow Gerard Depardieu’s lead and move to Russia unless two elephants under threat of being put down are granted a reprieve.
# 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.
# 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”.
# Tuberculosis
Hospital screens for tuberculosis as UK prepares for badger cull
Badgers are thought to carry a form of tuberculosis which infects cattle, ruining their produce.
# Tuberculosis
TB screening begins in Cork
Over 220 children and adults are being screened for TB following an outbreak.