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09 October 2018 13:38 45 people diagnosed after mumps outbreak in the west

THERE HAS BEEN an outbreak of mumps in the western region following an increase in diagnoses, the Health Service Executive has said. A total of 45 people have been diagnosed with the viral disease in the past seven weeks in the HSE’s western region. Mumps is spread between people by coughing and sneezing and can be transmitted through direct contact

01 October 2018 16:48 Latest: Man pulled alive from rubble three days after Indonesian earthquake and tsunami

Latest: Rescuers in Indonesia have pulled a 38-year-old man out alive from beneath a collapsed building three days after an earthquake and tsunami devastated the city of Palu. Indonesian TV stations showed video from the National Search and Rescue Agency of its workers freeing Sapri Nusin from the rubble of a destroyed finance building. He was conscious 2

01 October 2018 07:39 Mass burials begin as Indonesia quake and tsunami death toll exceeds 840

Mass burials are starting to take place in Indonesia, after Friday's huge earthquake and tsunami. Indonesia’s disaster agency said the death toll from the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the island of Sulawesi has increased slightly to 844, with another 50,000 people having been displaced by the disaster. It is also feared there could be an outbreak 2

25 September 2018 04:00 TB expert: Disease still poses threat to health

A leading expert on tuberculosis (TB) has said the Government should fortify public health efforts to deal with TB, especially those responsible for the identification of cases, expert referral and dealing with those affected after an outbreak. Joseph Keane, consultant respiratory physician in St James’s Hospital, and professor in Trinity College Dublin 7

30 August 2018 15:43 First ever Beano book sells at auction for £2,700

A rare copy of the first Beano Book, which pre-dates much-loved comic character Dennis the Menace, has sold at auction for almost double its pre-sale estimate. The annual, published around the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, had a pre-sale estimate of £1,200 to £1,500 and fetched £2,700 at Keys Fine Art Auctioneers in Aylsham, Norfolk, on Thursday

17 August 2018 09:43 E-coli cases rising faster in Ireland than other European countries

The number of e-coli cases here is rising faster than in any other European country. That is according to data collected by the European Food Safety Authority. 715 cases of illness from the food born disease have been reported so far this year. Alan Reilly, Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Food and Health in UCD says e-coli can cause very serious 7

04 August 2018 12:41 Wildfire unveils huge WWII 'EIRE' sign on Bray Head

The signs were used during World War II to guide pilots, as Ireland was a neutral country. WILDFIRES ON THE Wicklow coast have unveiled a large ‘Eire’ sign on Bray Head that dates back to World War II. The sign was spotted by a Garda Air Support Unit aircraft as it made its way across the east coast this weekend. An Air Corps spokesperson told TheJournal 5

24 July 2018 05:15 Fears raised after Ebola reemerges in woman one year after all-clear

Her husband and sons may have been infected with the virus as a result. THE EBOLA VIRUS may have reemerged in a woman a year after she survived contracting the deadly virus. The woman’s husband and two of their sons may have been infected with the virus as a result. Researchers looking into the last-known cluster of infections from a source within Liberia 13

14 July 2018 12:57 Residents allowed return to their homes as Bray Head fire under control

The fire broke out in front of a tent on Bray Head. A FIRE ON Bray Head continues to burn, but residents have been allowed to return home. Firefighters remained on scene overnight after the gorse fire burned all of yesterday, forcing evacuations. The Irish Air Corps was called in to help efforts to put the fire out, though this was interfered with by people 5

03 March 2018 15:25 Three Australians die from contaminated melon

THREE AUSTRALIANS HAVE died after consuming melon contaminated with listeria amid an outbreak that has prompted health authorities to warn those at risk to throw out pre-cut melons. Listeria is a commonly found bacteria and for most people who consume foods that contain it does not cause illness. But for elderly people, pregnant women or those with serious 16