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reassortants avian infl
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September 17, 2020

Genesis and spread of multiple reassortants during the 2016/2017 H5 avian influenza epidemic in Eurasia

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses of the H5 A/goose/Guangdong/1/96 lineage can cause severe disease in poultry and wild birds, and occasionally in humans.

nature publ sewage
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September 17, 2020

Setting a baseline for global urban virome surveillance in sewage

The rapid development of megacities, and their growing connectedness across the world is becoming a distinct driver for emerging disease outbreaks. Early detection of unusual disease emergence and spread should therefore include such cities as part of risk-based surveillance.

grasmus
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September 16, 2020

West Nile Virus found in the Netherlands

A migratory bird tested positive for West Nile Virus in the Netherlands. The bird was caught in August during routine sampling in the region of Utrecht. West Nile Virus is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, making it a type of an arbovirus. Humans, and other mammalian species such as horses, are susceptible to the virus. This is the first time the virus has been detected in the Netherlands.

Feijenoord Annemiek
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August 21, 2020

Feyenoord has players' shirts tested for corona

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July 27, 2020

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July 17, 2020

Second wave; Lex Bohlmeijer talks with Marion Koopmans

It is the third time that I speak to Marion Koopmans in the past four months. She is a virologist at Erasmus University and a member of the Outbreak Management Team. She has a level-headed view of things, which combines her with a thorough understanding of scientific research.

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.

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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.