Infectious Diseases

UCD is a national leader in the field of Infectious Diseases, with academic and clinical expertise across the UCD Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and affiliated research centres, UCD Conway Institute, the National Virus Reference Laboratory and Ireland East Hospital Group. Together they create new interdisciplinary approaches to tackle infectious disease and enable pandemic preparedness.  

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Research Units and Programmes

Pandemic one year on: trends and statistics between three waves of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Ireland

  • Dr Valesca Lima,

Statistics on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland show that younger people, particularly those aged less than 45, are less likely to be hospitalized when they are infected, and less likely to die due to COVID-19. The number of cases increased dramatically between the first and the third wave the virus, and the increase was particularly marked among younger people. However, the percentage of those who died with the virus dropped

February 2016

Epidemiology, Patterns of Care, and Mortality for Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Intensive Care Units in 50 Countries


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December 2020

Genetic mechanisms of critical illness in Covid-19


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June 2017

Early, Goal-Directed Therapy for Septic Shock - A Patient-Level Meta-Analysis

The New England journal of Medicine

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July 2020

Broad host range of SARS-CoV-2 predicted by comparative and structural analysis of ACE2 in vertebrates

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

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