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#Epidemic

From TheJournal.ie First-ever chlamydia vaccine trial offers hope of treating infection 'epidemic' STI

First-ever chlamydia vaccine trial offers hope of treating infection 'epidemic'

An early stage clinical trial proved successful but a vaccine will not be on the market anytime soon.

From TheJournal.ie Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency Epidemic

Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency

The current Ebola crisis has recorded more than 2,000 cases.

From TheJournal.ie 'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year Epidemic

'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year

Unicef is warning that the HIV/Aids epidemic is far from over and teenage girls are bearing the brunt of the health crisis.

From The42 'The reason why child sexual abuse is such an epidemic is because kids are being silenced' Issue

'The reason why child sexual abuse is such an epidemic is because kids are being silenced'

The gymnast sex-abuse survivors say the epidemic goes far beyond Larry Nassar.

From TheJournal.ie Self-testing kits and vending machine drugs are helping South Africa's battle against HIV Epidemic

Self-testing kits and vending machine drugs are helping South Africa's battle against HIV

7.1 million people live with HIV in South Africa.

From TheJournal.ie 'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic' Looking Back

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

From The42 'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic' Looking Back

'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'

Dubs footballer star Philly McMahon recalls growing up in Ballymun in the 1980s and ’90s.

From TheJournal.ie Most people who caught Ebola got it from 'superspreaders' Superspreaders

Most people who caught Ebola got it from 'superspreaders'

If superspreading had been completely under control about two-thirds of Ebola cases could have been avoided.

From TheJournal.ie 'I want to get cancer': the new campaign that aims to shock you Epidemic

'I want to get cancer': the new campaign that aims to shock you

The campaign is based on different uses of the word ‘get’ and is aimed at people that are likely to get cancer in the next three years.

From TheJournal.ie More than 90,000 Ebola deaths expected in Liberia by Christmas Epidemic

More than 90,000 Ebola deaths expected in Liberia by Christmas

The number of Ebola treatment centre beds and other measures needed to control the epidemic substantially exceeds the total pledged.

From TheJournal.ie 'Worst Ebola epidemic in history': Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked Stop The Spread

'Worst Ebola epidemic in history': Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked

Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.

From TheJournal.ie British airports to introduce Ebola screening Virus

British airports to introduce Ebola screening

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

From TheJournal.ie The death toll from Ebola has jumped to more than 1,900 Virus

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking Outbreak

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Meanwhile, Morocco has vowed to keep up regularly scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations in a “solidarity” move.

From TheJournal.ie West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak is now "out of control" West Africa

West Africa's Ebola virus outbreak is now "out of control"

The virus is fatal in 90% of cases.

From TheJournal.ie Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe Epidemic

Almost one in four Irish adults are obese, a rate worse than most of Europe

A a new global study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that obesity kills about 3.4 million people a year.

From TheJournal.ie Aid agency worker dies as Ebola outbreak spreads Epidemic

Aid agency worker dies as Ebola outbreak spreads

Meanwhile, Senegal has closed border crossings to Guinea “until further notice” in an attempt to contain the deadly virus.

From TheJournal.ie Ebola outbreak in Guinea 'could become regional epidemic' Epidemic

Ebola outbreak in Guinea 'could become regional epidemic'

Plan Ireland has warned that the virus could spread to neighbouring countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

From TheJournal.ie Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive HIV

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive

The question of the sexual behaviour of this group is important given current optimism about a possible reversal of the HIV epidemic.

From TheJournal.ie Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study Research

Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study

The study found that up to two thirds of all new HIV infections among men in stable partnerships are caused by one partner being unfaithful.

From TheJournal.ie Number of whooping cough cases doubles this year Outbreak

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.

From TheJournal.ie GOAL warns that Haiti could face second cholera outbreak Haiti

GOAL warns that Haiti could face second cholera outbreak

It’s rainy season on the earthquake-stricken island – and the charity warns that cholera cases are already on the up again.

From TheJournal.ie Scrap metal thieves targeting farmers Scrap Metal

Scrap metal thieves targeting farmers

A farmers’ association has called on the Gardaí to increase its supervision of the scrap metal industry in order to protects its members’ land.

From TheJournal.ie UN peacekeeping force 'brought cholera to Haiti' Haiti

UN peacekeeping force 'brought cholera to Haiti'

The disease has killed more than 5,500 people and sickened more than 363,000 others since it was discovered in October.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly E.coli outbreak caused by new strain, says WHO Ecoli

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.

From TheJournal.ie E.coli outbreak 'could last months' Ecoli

E.coli outbreak 'could last months'

The head of Germany’s public health body has admitted that that “we may never know” the true source of the contamination, which has now claimed 17 lives.

From TheJournal.ie Spain considers action against Germany over cucumber scare Spain

Spain considers action against Germany over cucumber scare

The Spanish agriculture sector has been plunged into turmoil, with €200 million being lost each week and thousands of workers laid off in a country already suffering the highest unemployment rate in the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Haiti on alert as cholera continues to spread Haiti This post contains videos

Haiti on alert as cholera continues to spread

442 people have now been declared dead and 6,742 hospitalised as the pandemic reaches new areas.