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#Tuberculosis

From TheJournal.ie Boy awarded €35,000 after contracting TB from dad who picked it up from prisoners at work 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.

From TheJournal.ie All staff and students screened after two cases of TB confirmed in Cork secondary school 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.

From TheJournal.ie Badgers to be vaccinated against TB to stop them giving it to cattle Tb Or Not Tb

Badgers to be vaccinated against TB to stop them giving it to cattle

Michael Creed announced the initiative yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Effect of new medicine in animal studies was "misrepresented" to get funding for human trials 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.

From TheJournal.ie Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway TB

Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway

Everyone who came into contact with the patient has been offered screening for TB.

From TheJournal.ie Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow Shot Down

Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow

Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.

From TheJournal.ie Tuberculosis-fighting vaccine delayed again Worldwide Shortage

Tuberculosis-fighting vaccine delayed again

It is now 18 months since supplies ran out worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie BCG scars could become a thing of the past for most people Tuberculosis

BCG scars could become a thing of the past for most people

Only children in high-risk groups could be vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie Wildlife group calls for government to stand up against lobbying for deer cull 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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish scientists have figured out ANOTHER way smoking is bad for you 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.

From TheJournal.ie 53 million children are living with latent TB which could become active at any time 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.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO Abuse

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO

This equates to one death every 10 seconds.

From TheJournal.ie As TB re-emerges, a link is found to low vitamin D in children 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.

From TheJournal.ie TB hasn't gone away - it's a silent killer World Tb Day

TB hasn't gone away - it's a silent killer

The disease affects 9 million people around the world every year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I can’t bear to look into someone's eyes and tell them they will probably die Drug Resistance

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.

From TheJournal.ie On patrol with Britain's badger cull saboteurs 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.

From TheJournal.ie Worldwide fears over drug-resistant tuberculosis 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.

From TheJournal.ie 13 people died of influenza during Ireland's last flu season 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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Rats recruited to hunt for TB in Mozambique 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Extensively drug-resistant' tuberculosis on the rise worldwide TB

'Extensively drug-resistant' tuberculosis on the rise worldwide

A large international study has revealed alarming levels of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis across the globe.

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.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: How the Black Death (and potato blight) came to Ireland Disease This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Tuberculosis case confirmed at Griffith College in Dublin Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis case confirmed at Griffith College in Dublin

One case of TB has been confirmed at the Dublin 8 campus.

From TheJournal.ie Cloverhill inmates, staff being screened for tuberculosis 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.

From TheJournal.ie Patient at Louth hospital diagnosed with 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.

From TheJournal.ie Smoking could lead to 40 million TB deaths by 2050 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital screens for tuberculosis as UK prepares for badger cull 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.

SCREENING FOR TUBERCULOSIS has begun at St Finbarr’s Hospital in Co Cork for hundreds of children and adults today, following an outbreak.

Over 220 people will undergo emergency tests to detect the disease, after three children at the Ballintemple National School tested positive for TB in the past three weeks.

Although the disease is potentially fatal, the Health Service Executive has said that TB can be cured if antibiotic treatment is taken for at least six months.

Speaking on RTÉ radio, Public health consultant Dr Margaret O’Sullivan said that all children and the staff of the school would be screened over the next two weeks.

O’Sullivan outlined the screening process, saying that people would be given an survey to complete, followed by a Mantoux skin test, and – if necessary – a chest X-Ray.

She explained the symptoms of TB, saying that if people develop a protracted cough for longer than three weeks (perhaps containing blood), experience weakness, lethargy or night sweats to contact their GP.

On RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Dr Kevin Kelleher called for the national screening programme to be expanded, and Fine Gael’s Health Spokesman Dr James Reilly has called on Minister for Health Mary Harney to set-up an immediate review of TB services.

The Ballintemple National School will delay opening for classes until the results of all tests are confirmed.