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Format: 2014-07-25
Format: 2014-07-25

Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014

01 Aug 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

25 Jul 2014
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. For more information go to...

Don’t sizzle in the sun this summer

25 Jul 2014
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'Excessive cuts affecting patient care'

25 Jul 2014
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

25 Jul 2014
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

25 Jul 2014
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

24 Jul 2014
“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

24 Jul 2014
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

24 Jul 2014
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.

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