Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Title: Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health
Travellers to Southern Corsica warned about parasitic infection
Public Health England (PHE) has today, 25 June 2014, issued advice on ‘Schistosoma haematobium’ infection associated with exposure to the Cavu river in Southern Corsica.
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Don’t sizzle in the sun this summer
Take 'pride' in diversity
'Excessive cuts affecting patient care'
Patient care is being threatened by the underfunding of hospital and mental health services, according to the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA)
The IHCA has called for additional...
Free GP care for all plan delayed
All children and people over 70 will get free GP care by 2016 under a new timetable drawn up by Health Minister Leo Varadkar.
This means, however, that the Government is unlikely to deliver on its...
HSBC froze my ill and elderly mum's deposit account
Bank gave us two weeks' notice but due to my mother's poor health it was not possible for her to contact them in time
HSBC froze an investment account held by my 86-year-old mother with only two...
Well: Seeing the Child, Not the Disability
“People in health care, they don’t stare at my son like he’s some kind of freak, you know? They see him for who he is,” a patient’s mother said at a recent appointment.
Howlin says health spending has remained constant
Health spending has remained relatively constant over the past three years, according to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin.
Liberian man being tested for Ebola in Nigeria
A Liberian man in his 40s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a city of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said.