Viroscience news (88)
April 3, 2020
Rik de Swart in the New Yorker; How does the coronavirus behave inside a patient?
“I want to emphasize that measles and COVID-19 are different diseases caused by very different viruses with different behaviors,” Rik de Swart, a virologist at Erasmus University, in Rotterdam, cautioned when we spoke, “but in measles there are several clear indications that the severity of illness relates to the dose of exposure.
April 2, 2020
About Marion Koopmans and her answers to nine coronaquestions
Learn more from world's top doctors
March 21, 2020
Virologist Marion Koopmans: "The hectic pace does not make it easy to get people along"
There is so much attention for the coronavirus that the media cycle has gone through, says virology professor Marion Koopmans. That limits her and her colleagues in their work to fight this new virus. Read the article by Raymond Krul.
March 17, 2020
Marion Koopmans bij Een Vandaag
Uitzending van 16 maart 2020
March 17, 2020
Annemiek van der Eijk over thuisblijvende schoolkinderen
NOS journaal van 16 maart 2020
March 16, 2020
Family tree shows path of the virus
Where exactly do new infections with the coronavirus come from? To answer that question, geneticists look at the pedigree of the virus. Marion Koopmans explains. (in Dutch)
March 13, 2020
Studio Erasmus: Can the coronavirus be stopped?
A new virus broke out in the Wuhan region of China at the end of last year: the coronavirus, or SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome -CoV coronavirus -2. Measures are being taken worldwide to prevent further spread of the virus. But is that still possible? On the eve of the virus outbreak of the Netherlands, Marion Koopmans was interviewed by Geert Maarse from studio Erasmus. Short video Marion Koopmans – Studio Erasmus – Erasmus University Rotterdam (in Dutch)
March 10, 2020
Bart Haagmans: coronavirus may also be transferable with mild symptoms
The coronavirus may not only cause clear flu-like symptoms, but also very mild symptoms. There is a chance that carriers with mild symptoms will also spread the virus. That says virologist Bart Haagmans, who is researching the virus at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam.
March 5, 2020
Podcast Marion Koopmans, Can we stop the coronavirus
And what's the best approach? Marion Koopmans talks about it in this podcast. As a virologist at Erasmus MC and advisor to international bodies such as the WHO, she is engaged in the fight against infectious diseases. She sees that solving and preventing global outbreaks is becoming increasingly complex, partly because the worlds of humans and animals are increasingly merging. The Virology department, which Koopmans leads, is involved in solving the secrets behind the coronavrirus (SARS-CoV-2) but also behind all kinds of other viruses, from herpes to Ebola. In this broadcast you also hear who man is behind this inspired virologist. "She can teach you how to do 1,000 things at once."
February 28, 2020
How Disease X, the-epidemic-in-waiting, erupted in China
Marion Koopmans, Erasmus University Medical Centre: This is a new disease, it’s threatening to the world, it’s socially disrupting, and we need to come up with ways of detecting it, controlling it, treating it, preventing it on the fly – to me, that is a Disease X