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
WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola
The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m response plan.
Breastfeeding: a winning goal for life!
Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement
World Breastfeeding Week runs from 1-7 August and...
Cath lab may be best location for performing transfemoral TAVR
A minimalist strategy of performing transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement in a cath lab yielded improved procedure times and cost and comparable mortality when compared with...
Ebola warning for travellers
People who have travelled from parts of West Africa to Ireland are being asked to seek urgent medical attention if they develop a fever within 21 days of their return.
The call from the Health...
Pertussis outbreak in Florida highlights outbreak risk in vaccine-averse communities
An outbreak of pertussis in a school and religious community in Florida demonstrates the challenges of protecting vaccine-averse communities against vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks, according...
Warning over waistline link to type 2 diabetes
“Belly fat clearest sign of type 2 diabetes risk,” The Guardian reports. This comes as Public Health England publishes a report highlighting the links between bulging waistlines, obesity and type 2...
DePuy, Medtronic to fund neurological surgery educational programs
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons has announced that its affiliate, the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation, recently reached funding agreements with DePuy Synthes Spine...
S Leone declares Ebola emergency
Sierra Leone's president declares a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak and order epicentres of the disease to be quarantined.
Could a blood test screen for suicide risk?
"People with certain gene mutation 'may be more likely to end their life'," reports the Mail Online. A postmortem study found a gene called SKA2 was less active in the brains of people with mental...