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November 20, 2020

Arrival of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 viruses in Europe

The first new arrivals of H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses in the 2020-2021 winter in Europe have been detected. Scientists in WP06 from VEO are working together to yield novel scientific insights in the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza.

Erasmus MC > News

November 20, 2020

Virus Facts

When it comes to the coronavirus, you mainly hear about measures and opinions. What you hear much less are the facts. How far advanced are scientists in their fight against corona. What they learn every day about the virus and about the best way to fight it.

nerts
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November 20, 2020

Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 on mink farms between humans and mink and back to humans

Animal experiments have shown that non-human primates, cats, ferrets, hamsters, rabbits and bats can be infected by SARS-CoV-2. In addition, SARS-CoV-2 RNA has been detected in felids, mink and dogs in the field.

First OHPACTpaper
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November 6, 2020

First OHPACT paper

This month the first One Health PACT paper on the West Nile virus finding in the Netherlands was published in Eurosurveillance. A great first example of the multidisciplinary field collaboration of One Health PACT, resulting in a great paper!

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November 6, 2020

IPBES Pandemics Report

Future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, do more damage to the world economy and kill more people than COVID-19 unless there is a transformative change in the global approach to dealing with infectious diseases, warns a major new report on biodiversity and pandemics by 22 leading experts from around the world: professor Thijs Kuiken from the Viroscience Department chaired the section about Wild LIfe Trade (page 28 and on).

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November 6, 2020

NCOH ASM 2020

On 29 October 2020 the NCOH ASM took place. The Annual Scientific Meeting of 2020 was hosted by Prof. Marion Koopmans (Erasmus MC) and Prof. Heiman Wertheim (Radboudumc). Guest speakers were Prof. Thijs Kuiken (Erasmus MC), Dr. Bart Haagmans (Erasmus MC), Dr. Quirine Ten Bosch (Wageningen University & Research), Prof. Aura Timen (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Prof. Marijn de Bruin (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Dr. Xander Koolman (VU Amsterdam).

Facebook live
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November 5, 2020

Facebook live sessions about corona

Do you have questions about corona? Ask Science!

Erasmus MC > News

November 5, 2020

KNAW Webinar 22 October 2020 recordings

October the 22nd, the KNAW organized a webinar on the crucial role of science in the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. With Ron Fouchier (Erasmus MC), Aura Timen (RIVM, VU Amsterdam) Marion Koopmans (Erasmus MC), Mark Bonten (UMC Utrecht) and Ab Osterhaus (University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover).

Big Five
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November 5, 2020

Marion Koopmans at BNR: The second wave

Do the measures that have now been taken to combat the corona virus have enough effect? What have we learned about the virus in the meantime? And what will life look like in the coming year? When will we get rid of this? These are all questions that we put to virologist Marion Koopmans in BNR's Big Five of the Second Wave.

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October 26, 2020

Above and below ground: Validation of warning systems for early detection of SARS coronavirus – Newsletter

Surveillance of the SARS coronavirus is crucial to know where the virus circulates. The first experiences in spring 2020 have shown that the virus can be detected in sewage water – even before reported complaints by people in the same city.