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A macrophage engulfs bacteria as part of the immune system’s response to infection. Photograph: Getty Images

A scientist overseeing the Health Service Executive’s fight against a dangerous superbug warned last year there was no evidence it had any greater con(...)

The HSE is seeking nearly €8m in additional funding to allow it to recruit about 80 key personnel such as microbiologists and laboratory staff to deal with the threat. File image: iStock

New superbugs are leading to avoidable deaths in hospitals across the State and could undermine the sustainability of the entire healthcare system if(...)