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April 29, 2021

Sewage-surveillance-as-a-warning-system

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April 22, 2021

Buitenhof: Interview with Marion Koopmans

A conversation between Twan Huys and professor Marion Koopmans, One Health PACT coordinator and head of the department of Viroscience, Erasmus MC. Are the correct lessons learned from the current pandemic? Marion Koopmans: "We will have more problems with mosquito-borne diseases, both in the Netherlands and in Europe. It is important that we focus more structurally on climate-related problems and threats from infectious diseases".

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April 16, 2021

How could a COVID vaccine cause blood clots?

The very rare occurrence of a mysterious blood-clotting disorder among some recipients of the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has got researchers scrambling to uncover whether, and if so, how the inoculation could trigger such an unusual reaction. After weeks of investigation, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced on 7 April that it is possible there is a link between the clots and the vaccine. [...]

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April 1, 2021

Report WHO mission about the Wuhan field visit on the origins of the SARS CoV 2 virus

Professor Marion Koopmans, scientific director Emerging Infectious Diseases of the NCOH and Head of the Department of Viroscience of the Erasmus MC, was part of the WHO mission to Wuhan taking place in January-February this year. The outcomes of this mission - published on March 30 2021 - showed the urgent need for more One Health research as the zoonotic source of the SARS CoV 2 virus and the route of introduction to the human population, including the possible role of intermediate hosts, is not yet found.

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March 26, 2021

VEO report on mutations and variation in publicly shared SARS-CoV-2 raw sequencing data

VEO submits the second report on mutations and variation in publicly shared SARS-CoV-2 raw sequencing data

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March 26, 2021

International-Womens-day-2021

Dutch Embassy in the UK and British Embassy in the Netherlands

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March 25, 2021

Rabies virus immediately attacks the immune system

The rabies virus that causes rabies immediately after entering the body, immediately attacks the immune system. This is discovered by researchers of the Erasmus MC. Counteracting early can potentially prevent a fatal outcome.

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March 25, 2021

SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 are transmitted through the air between ferrets over more than one meter distance

SARS-CoV-2 emerged in late 2019 and caused a pandemic, whereas the closely related SARS-CoV was contained rapidly in 2003. Here, an experimental set-up is used to study transmission of SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 through the air between ferrets over more than a meter distance.

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March 11, 2021

One year of corona: live talkshow

Diederik Gommers, Ernst Kuipers and Marion Koopmans of the Erasmus MC looked back during a live talkshow on TV Rijnmond on a year-long battle against the coronavirus. They also elaborated on what to expect in the near future.

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March 11, 2021

Human is also an animal. Rotterdam Science Gallery Online Masterclass

Thursday 25 February 2021 | 20.00 - 20.45 uur | Livestream via YouTube "The human is also an animal" is the second edition of a series of online masterclasses in which a scientist and artist talk live about COVID-19 and the lockdown. Where exactly does the coronavirus come from? During this masterclass they talk to virologist Marion Koopmans and visual artist Iwan Smit about the One Health approach. It assumes that people's health does not stand alone, especially when it comes to infectious diseases. After all, aren't humans animals too?