Volunteers with Médecins Sans Frontières in Brussels receive training on how to handle personal protective equipment. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Death rate at 57% in worst-hit west African countries, says World Health Organisation

Spanish medical practitioners shout against Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy during his visit to the Carlos III hospital in Madrid where a nursing assistant was infected with Ebola. Photograph: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo

Trained health staff, not airport checks, can protect Irish people from Ebola

Dhara Kivlehan and her husband, Michael. Deficiencies in Ms Kivlehan’s clinical care and at systemic level contributed to her death, according to expert witness Dr Peter Boylan.

Analysis: inquest raises questions about clinical care, writes Muiris Houston.

Funny turns: some represent a potential medical emergency and one of the key tasks for the doctor is to identify these by means of a thorough physical examination. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

It can be quite a challenge to unravel what a patient really means by the term

Anaesthetic awareness is a rare condition whereby patients wake up during surgery because they are underanaesthetised.

Anaesthesia is said to be about 50 times safer now than in the 1980s

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