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# virus - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

A virus found in lakes could be literally changing the way people think

A study found that people with the virus living in their throats processed visual information about 10% slower than people without the virus.

# virus - Friday 31 October, 2014

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola

To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.

# virus - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission EBOLA This post contains images

The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission

Britain held a similar simulation to assess how prepared services were for a possible Ebola outbreak.

# virus - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Teenager in isolation and being tested for Ebola in Australia

The 18-year-old travelled from Guinea.

# virus - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Five questions that everyone has about Ebola

Where did it come from? And how can it be overcome?

Dallas nurse cured of Ebola receives hug from Obama

President Obama is trying to stem public fear about the disease, stating that people must be guided by science.

Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case

The girl had recently returned to Mali from neighbouring Guinea.

# virus - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports

This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.

# virus - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Ebola could be the 'humanitarian disaster of our generation'

That’s according to Oxfam, which works in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

# virus - Friday 17 October, 2014

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.

# virus - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola

President Barack Obama said that ‘SWAT-like’ response teams are needed.

A second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

The worker also treated a man who died from the virus.

Here are the countries where Ebola is most likely to show up next

Researchers calculated which countries are most at risk for imported cases of Ebola.

# virus - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

US Ebola patient takes to Twitter to thank people for the "good vibes"

Meanwhile, a second US patient, Nina Pham, said she was “blessed”.

Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won't be put down

There was uproar when it was suggested that the dog of a Spanish Ebola patient be put down.

A UN employee has died from Ebola in Germany

The patient died during the night.

Ebola: Is it contagious and how does it spread? Here are the facts

With the Ebola virus breaking borders, people have been urged not to panic and read up on the facts.

Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport

It will be expanded into Gatwick and the Eurostar by the end of next week.

# virus - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Three more people isolated in Spain over Ebola concerns

This brings the number currently being monitored for Ebola symptoms to 16.

'Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever'

The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.

# virus - Friday 10 October, 2014

Nurses demand details of HSE's Ebola plan

Nurses want to know what contingency plans and alert systems are in place.

From The Daily Edge Fake nude videos of Emma Watson are being used to spread a computer virus Trojan

Fake nude videos of Emma Watson are being used to spread a computer virus

The malware scam begins with links on Facebook.

# virus - Thursday 9 October, 2014

British airports to introduce Ebola screening

Downing Street confirmed the move today in a bid to help stop the deadly virus from spreading,

Ebola: Government task force meets as Taoiseach says outbreak is of "gravest concern"

84 people are being monitored for signs of Ebola in Spain after a nurse was admitted to hospital in Madrid.

# virus - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

WHO says Ebola is "unavoidable" in Europe as three more isolated in Spain

A Spanish nurse tested positive for Ebola yesterday.

# virus - Monday 6 October, 2014

NBC cameraman with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

Pictured is Dr Mitchell Levy, father of the patient, Ashoka Mukpo.

# virus - Friday 3 October, 2014

NBC confirms one of its cameramen has caught Ebola

The 33-year-old American is to be flown back to the US for treatment.

A second child "cured" of HIV has relapsed

The baby was born with the virus, but was given anti-retro viral treatment early.

# virus - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Children being monitored after contact with US man with ebola

The man became infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas.

# virus - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

A worker from Irish aid agency Concern has died from a suspected case of Ebola in Liberia

The 42-year-old father of two passed away yesterday after showing symptoms of the virus.

# virus - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Opinion: 'The lockdown of Sierre Leone won't have a significant impact in dealing with Ebola'

All the Ebola treatment centres in Sierra Leone are currently full; they simply cannot take any more patients, writes Darren Hanniffy.

# virus - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Four day 'lockdown' planned to halt spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

People won’t be allowed out of their homes during the period of the lockdown, and over 20,000 people are being hired to enforce it.

# virus - Thursday 4 September, 2014

The death toll from Ebola has jumped to more than 1,900

However, there are hopes that the global response to the crisis will soon have an impact.

# virus - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

British Ebola victim discharged from hospital following experimental treatment

William Pooley had been treated at Britain’s isolation unit secure enough for Ebola patients.

# virus - 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.

# virus - Friday 15 August, 2014

Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital

A Dublin hospital had restricted access to the patient as they investigated Ebola as a possibility – they have now cleared him.

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.

# virus - Thursday 14 August, 2014

WHO says you're unlikely to get Ebola on a plane

The number of people who have died has now hit 1,069.

# virus - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room… Time Out This post contains videos

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

Why bats spread Ebola, remembering Robin Williams, and inside the Islamic State.

# virus - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Priest dies from Ebola in Spain as death toll exceeds 1000

He had been treated with an experimental US serum after being evacuated from Liberia to Spain.