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What Exactly Constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern?

On the 8th August 2014, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Margaret Chan,declared the current outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Dr Cillian De Gascun, Consultant Virologist and Laboratory Director at the National Virus Reference Laboratory, UCD was asked to comment on the WHO declaration and to explain what exactly constitutes an 'outbreak' by 


Mark English Takes European Bronze Medal

Mark English, UCD Medicine student and elite athlete, took the bronze medal in the 800 metres final at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich.  The Donegal athlete finished impressively in a highly tactical race equalling his season best time of 1:45:03.