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From TheJournal.ie Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda as outbreak crosses the border East Africa

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda as outbreak crosses the border

The fatalities have prompted World Health Organization officials to prepare an emergency meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Equine flu outbreak cancels all horse racing in Britain but Irish racecourses stay open Infectious

Equine flu outbreak cancels all horse racing in Britain but Irish racecourses stay open

Three horses from the same yard are confirmed to have the virus.

From TheJournal.ie Person with measles travelled by plane to Dublin and then onto Galway Contagious

Person with measles travelled by plane to Dublin and then onto Galway

This case is unrelated to the recently reported outbreak that resulted in 34 confirmed measles cases between April and mid-July.

From TheJournal.ie Quarantines declared in Nigeria over spread of deadly Ebola virus EBOLA

Quarantines declared in Nigeria over spread of deadly Ebola virus

People who had primary contact with Ebola victim Patrick Sawyer have been put under quarantine and medical surveillance.

From TheJournal.ie Canada confirms first death from bird flu in North America H5N1

Canada confirms first death from bird flu in North America

Health officials have stressed that the risk to the population is extremely low.

From TheJournal.ie Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk' 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.