Dealing with the threat of Ebola

The risk of the deadly virus reaching Ireland is low, but that doesn't mean precautionary measures shouldn't be implemented as a matter of urgency.

10th August, 2014
I wonder if enough is being done to prepare junior doctors working in the emergency department of hospitals like St James's.

Might we see a case of Ebola virus here in Ireland over the coming weeks? A month ago, I would have said that it was possible but extremely unlikely. That risk assessment is ever-changing, however, and constantly updated by an unprecedented spread of the disease in west Africa.

A Gabonese man infected with Ebola travelled to Johannesburg for treatment. He did not tell healthcare workers that he had been exposed to Ebola. One of the...

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