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Sierra Leone Ebola deaths ‘double’

Sierra Leone Ebola deaths ‘double’

unable to retrieve full-text contentThe death toll from the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has doubled to at least 12 in one week, officials say, with hopes of containing the outbreak fading. Continue reading

Saudi Mers death toll passes 100

Saudi Mers death toll passes 100

unable to retrieve full-text contentSaudi Arabia says more than 100 patients infected with the Mers coronavirus have now died since the outbreak began in 2012. Continue reading

Family tree stops MRSA outbreak

Family tree stops MRSA outbreak

13 November 2012 Last updated at 20:03 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News An outbreak of the hospital superbug MRSA has been brought to an end by UK doctors cracking the bacterium’s genetic code. It led to them finding one member of staff at Rosie Hospital, in Cambridge, who may have unwittingly carried and spread the infection. They say it is the first time rapid genetic testing has been used to track and then stop an outbreak Continue reading

E. coli outbreak now at 130 cases

E. coli outbreak now at 130 cases

26 October 2012 Last updated at 11:43 ET There are now 130 confirmed cases of E. coli in Northern Ireland’s worst ever outbreak, the Public Health Agency has confirmed. There are a further 163 probable cases linked to Flicks restaurant in Belfast’s Cityside shopping complex. Continue reading

New insight on managing fungal meningitis

New insight on managing fungal meningitis

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E. coli outbreak ‘a major crisis’

E. coli outbreak ‘a major crisis’

16 October 2012 Last updated at 07:45 ET An E. coli outbreak linked to a Belfast restaurant has been described as “major public health crisis” by Northern Ireland’s Public Health Agency (PHA). Continue reading

Pregnancy jab for whooping cough

Pregnancy jab for whooping cough

27 September 2012 Last updated at 19:45 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women across the UK are to be offered a whooping cough vaccine to protect babies from an escalating outbreak of the disease. Very young babies are at the greatest risk of serious complications. Ten have died in the UK this year Continue reading

Pregnancy jab for whooping cough

Pregnancy jab for whooping cough

27 September 2012 Last updated at 19:45 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women across the UK are to be offered a whooping cough vaccine to protect babies from an escalating outbreak of the disease. Very young babies are at the greatest risk of serious complications. Continue reading

Pregnancy jab for whooping cough

Pregnancy jab for whooping cough

27 September 2012 Last updated at 19:45 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women across the UK are to be offered a whooping cough vaccine to protect babies from an escalating outbreak of the disease. Very young babies are at the greatest risk of serious complications Continue reading

Pregnancy jab for whooping cough

Pregnancy jab for whooping cough

27 September 2012 Last updated at 19:45 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women across the UK are to be offered a whooping cough vaccine to protect babies from an escalating outbreak of the disease. Very young babies are at the greatest risk of serious complications. Ten have died in the UK this year. Continue reading