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# Outbreak

Last year
2022
# mpox
WHO to rename monkeypox to 'mpox' to reduce prejudice and stigma
The World Health Organisation will phase out its use of the term monkeypox over the next year.
# Outbreak
Health probe underway into increase in E. Coli cases in Mid-West HSE area
29 cases were recorded in the week preceding 27 August, 7 of which were in the Mid-West region.
# Outbreak
Monkeypox: Around 600 people to receive vaccine during first phase of wider rollout
Services will contact this group in the coming days and the HSE aims to deliver two doses 28 days apart.
# pandemic
Four in five Covid-19 deaths had at least three medical conditions involved
Diseases of the respiratory system were reported in 5,279 (or 98%) of Covid-19 deaths.
# monkeypox
'Not the only transmission route': Calling monkeypox an STI may create false sense of security
Speaking to The Explainer podcast, Dr Cillian de Gascun said it should not be overlooked that household contacts and healthcare workers are also at risk.
# POLIO
Polio detected in NYC’s sewage, suggesting virus circulating
New York city is confronting polio as officials struggle to vaccinate vulnerable populations against monkeypox and adjusting to new Covid guidelines.
# monkeypox
Number of Irish monkeypox cases rises to 101
This is an increase of four cases from Wednesday 3 August.
# Outbreak
Spain reports second monkeypox-linked death
It is not confirmed if the deaths were actually caused by monkeypox, with autopsies still ongoing.
# pandemic
Current Covid wave has peaked but hospital capacity remains under pressure, says CMO
46 Covid-19 related deaths were reported in the first 19 days of this month.
# Outbreak
EU medicines agency recommends use of smallpox vaccine against monkeypox
Monkeypox resembles smallpox but is less dangerous and contagious.
# alarm bell
WHO to decide whether monkeypox is global health emergency
Nearly 14,000 cases have been reported from more than 70 countries
# Outbreak
Recent decline in childhood vaccinations reaching crisis point, UN says
24.7 million children missed their first dose of the measles vaccine, while 3.5 million missed the first vaccine for HPV.
# Outbreak
28 cases of monkeypox have been detected in Ireland
All 28 patients with monkeypox are men and the majority are aged between 25 and 44.
# Outbreak
Nine cases of monkeypox have been detected in Ireland
None of those who contracted the virus have needed to be hospitalised.
# Hepatitis
Mystery hepatitis cases spread to Ireland and other EU nations from Britain
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said additional cases of hepatitis had been identified in Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands and Spain.
# Cryptosporidium
Concerns raised by public health officials following Cryptosporidium outbreak in Mid-West
There were 121 Cryptosporidium cases recorded in the Mid-West region in 2021
# Outbreak
Millions locked down as China wrestles worst virus outbreak in two years
The lockdown and a suspension of public transport will last until March 20.
# Outbreak
Hong Kong Covid outbreak sees patients being treated on beds outside hospital
The city is struggling to cope with a record number of cases and healthcare facilities are beginning to overflow.
# Outbreak
Liverpool request Arsenal cup postponement due to Covid cases
The Reds cancelled a training session on Tuesday.
All time
# another one bites the dust
Newcastle's Premier League match away to Southampton is off due to Covid-19 cases and injuries
The Magpies confirmed that their request to have Sunday’s game at St Mary’s postponed has been accepted.
# La Liga
Simeone and Griezmann test positive at Atleti, Barca's Covid outbreak rises to 10 players
Philippe Coutinho, Sergino Dest and Abde Ezzalzouli are the latest players to contract coronavirus at the Catalan club.
# Called Off
Covid outbreak forces Saracens to forfeit European Challenge Cup clash with Pau
The French club have been awarded 28-0 scoreline and five match points.
# Outbreak
Manchester United latest Premier League club hit by Covid cases
At this stage, it is not clear if Tuesday night’s match at Brentford will be able to go ahead as planned.
# Outbreak
'The situation is serious. There's a big infection' - Conte confirms 13 Covid cases at Spurs
Ahead of their Europa Conference League game against Rennes on Thursday night, the Italian coach says he expects more Tottenham employees to test positive.
# Setback
Tottenham hit by Covid-19 outbreak as players and staff test positive
It’s bad news for the Premier League club as they face into a busy period of fixtures.
# Rising
China mass testing shows Covid-19 cases at six-month high
China is battling its largest outbreak in months by testing entire cities and locking down millions.
# Outbreak
Captain Kolisi among latest Covid positives but Springboks resume training
The World Cup winners have “a large group” of players back on the pitch today.
# Tourists
Fresh concerns for Lions tour after three Covid cases in Springboks camp
South Africa is currently in the midst of an alarming third wave of Covid-19.
# Limerick
'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak
Over the past fortnight there have been 800 confirmed cases in Limerick.
# Coronavirus
'Serious concerns' over rapid Covid-19 increase after social gatherings in Limerick
“We have not seen this level of infection in the community since early March, which is a very worrying trend,” Dr Mai Mannix.
# Leixlip
'Approximately 70 cases' identified in Covid-19 outbreak at Intel construction site
A spokesperson for the company says it is “a fluid situation”.
# covid-19 outbreak
UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases
UL’s President, Professor Kerstin Mey made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon.
# Auckland
New Zealand's largest city enters snap lockdown as UK variant found
The first batch of coronavirus vaccines arrived in New Zealand today.
# Outbreak
Eight new Covid-19 cases and lockdown extension for O'Gara's La Rochelle
The club’s training centre was first closed after registering 15 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.
# Outbreak
Second postponement in a week for Aston Villa as Everton match falls victim to Covid-19
Newcastle’s game against Villa will now take place on January 23, during the FA Cup fourth-round weekend.
# Outbreak
Aston Villa to field youth side in FA Cup tie against Liverpool
None of the first team or staff – including manager Dean Smith – will attend tonight’s game as Covid-19 has swept through the squad.
# Killorglin
Students at Kerry school advised to stay at home up until 30 December after 17 Covid cases confirmed
“It has been uncommon to see an outbreak of this scale among a school population,” a HSE letter sent to parents said.
# Setback
Newcastle’s Premier League clash with Villa postponed over coronavirus outbreak
The match was due to be played on Friday.
# Loughlinstown
More than 20 patients test positive for Covid-19 in south Dublin hospital outbreak
The outbreak was traced back to an asymptomatic patient.
# prison lockdown
Suspected outbreak of coronavirus at Mountjoy Prison postpones firearms trial
The suspected outbreak has led to the postponement of a firearms trial at the Special Criminal Court.