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surveillance and prediction of EIDs.
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July 16, 2020

15 million for developing a system to predict the risk of infectious diseases outbreaks

15 July 2020, the VEO (Versatile Emerging infectious disease Observatory) project – a research consortium of 20 partners from 12 European countries – officially started.

Coronavirus 1200
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July 16, 2020

An evaluation of COVID-19 serological assays informs future diagnostics and exposure assessment

The world is entering a new era of the COVID-19 pandemic in which there is an increasing call for reliable antibody testing.

reina artikel ppt
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July 16, 2020

COVID-19 in health-care workers in three hospitals in the south of the Netherlands: a cross-sectional study

10 days after the first reported case of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in the Netherlands (on Feb 27, 2020), 55 (4%) of 1497 health-care workers in nine hospitals located in the south of the Netherlands had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA. We aimed to gain insight in possible sources of infection in health-care workers.

varkensboerderij china
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July 3, 2020

Worries in China about the new influenzavirus

One pandemic is not yet gone or the next is rattling at the gate. In China, in recent years several pig farmers and slaughterhouse employees have been infected with a new, potentially dangerous variant of the flu.

Bas Oude Munnink
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July 2, 2020

Bas Oude Munnink: Genetics are on the heels of corona

A new technique gives Rotterdam geneticists rapid insights into the corona epidemic

Rory de Vries
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July 2, 2020

Rory de Vries: New insight into vaccines against corona

Research by Erasmus MC shows that in addition to antibodies, another important player can be used: the T cell, which clears up the infection.

marion corona stoel
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June 20, 2020

Interview with Marion Koopmans in the 'Volkskrant'

"It was not nice to be proved right this way"

corona met antigeen antistof
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June 11, 2020

Corine Geurts van Kessel in Nemokennislink

Only a small part of the Dutch population has had the coronavirus and therefore has antibodies in its blood. As a result, group immunity is out of reach for the time being. In any case, researchers are not yet sure how much protection these antibodies provide, and how long they will continue to work.

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June 5, 2020

Nederlands coronamedicijn in massaproductie

Een groot Amerikaans farmaciebedrijf gaat per direct aan de slag met de massaproductie van een coronamedicijn, gebaseerd op een in Nederland gevonden antilichaam.

Pieter Fraaij podcast
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May 21, 2020

Podcast with Pieter Fraaij

Pediatrician and infectiologist Pieter Fraaij about the (mysterious) immune system of young children. (in Dutch)

knaw webinar2
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May 20, 2020

KNAW webinar 19 Mei 2020 (in Dutch)

The corona virus has gripped the world for almost six months. In the Netherlands, after an intelligent lockdown, we are now taking the first steps towards an intelligent exit. The webinar is a follow-up to the KNAW symposium of 21 February.

mazelen is terug
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May 15, 2020

Measles Paradox explained

How measles virus both weakens and activates the immune system