Jack Lambert

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Entrance to St Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park where between April 2nd and 17th,  11 residents  died, with  10  testing positive for Covid-19 and the 11th person  a suspected case. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Fifty days after nursing homes closed to visitors – with management acting themselves and not at the State’s direction – health officials are only now(...)

A Cork nursing home has become the first in the country to pilot an innovative piece of remote temperature checking software. Photograph: Getty

A Cork nursing home has become the first in the country to pilot an innovative piece of remote temperature checking software that can detect early Cov(...)

Latest figures show 196 nursing homes have coronavirus outbreaks of one case or more.

Six days before the first confirmed coronavirus death in the country, the national body representing private and voluntary nursing homes announced it (...)

Beaumont Hospital is treating 137 confirmed coronavirus patients. File photograph: The Irish Times

Beaumont Hospital is treating 137 confirmed coronavirus patients, over a third more than any other hospital, according to latest Health Service Execut(...)

Dr Jack Lambert of the Mater hospital in Dublin speaking to the Confronting Coronavirus podcast

Delays in testing for Covid-19 are leading to patients being treated late and pressures on intensive care, a leading infectious disease consultant has(...)

British nationals evacuated from Wuhan in China are helped by personnel  as they disembark at the Royal Air Force station  in Carterton, west of London, on Friday. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland’s health service remains on high alert for a case of the new coronavirus after the first two people diagnosed with the disease in the UK were (...)

Dr Sigurdur Olafsson, director of hepatology at Landspitali hospital in Reykjavik, says there is ‘no question’ Ireland can learn from the Icelandic experience. ‘First you need to test – if you don’t look for the disease, you won’t find it.’

Disease elimination is the holy grail of public health, a goal rarely achieved and often difficult to maintain. The eradication of smallpox globally,(...)

Lyme disease is transmitted by bites from infected ticks from deer and other wild animals.  Photograph: iStock

Almost 100 people across the State have suffered from life-changing conditions as a result of Lyme disease over a six-year period, new figures show. (...)

The HSE estimates there are 100 to 200 cases of Lyme disease a year in Ireland but patient groups and some doctors say this is too low

A bug that causes a rare form of relapsing fever has been identified in a tick collected in Ireland for the first time. The bug, a strain of Borrelia(...)

Fianna Fail TD  Marc MacSharry said the default position of the medical community on Lyme disease seemed to be “there’s nothing to see here” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/THE IRISH TIMES

Organisers of the State’s first resource centre for Lyme disease had to change the venue for the launch after the Mater Hospital objected to the use o(...)

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