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Muggen en klimaataanpassingen

Vorige zomer waren er voor het eerst mensen in Nederland besmet met het Westnijlvirus, waarschijnlijk door de gewone huissteekmug. Vaak denken mensen dat wadi’s een ideale broedplaats zijn voor muggen, maar dat is niet het geval. Wetenschappers brengen nu met behulp van het publiek in kaart waar...

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Hoe wapent Nederland zich tegen het grote muggengevaar?

Ziektes door muggen – Het grootschalige onderzoek One Health PACT moet levensbedreigende muggenziektes helpen te voorkomen. Want muggen zullen steeds meer ziekten gaan overdragen, voorspellen wetenschappers. Nederland krijgt de komende decennia te maken met meer exotische ziekten van virussen...

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Interview Marion Koopmans in Buitenhof

Interview Marion Koopmans in Buitenhof

Een gesprek tussen Twan Huys en professor Marion Koopmans, coördinator One Health PACT en hoofd afdeling Viroscience Erasmus MC. Worden uit de huidige crisis wel de juiste lessen geleerd zodat Nederland bij een volgende pandemie niet weer dezelfde fouten zal maken? Marion Koopmans: “We gaan...

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Chicken sampling around Haarzuilens and Oosterbeek

In 2020, West Nile Virus (WNV) was detected in birds, mosquitoes and humans in two regions in the Netherlands. To investigate the spread of WNV in these areas, we sampled chickens at petting zoos and in backyards within a 15 kilometer radius from the detection locations. During the first two weeks...

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Invitation 5th Dutch Arbovirus Research Network Meeting

Invitation 5th Dutch Arbovirus Research Network Meeting

The 5th Dutch Arbovirus Research Network (DARN) meeting will facilitate sharing the latest findings in the arbovirology field and connecting arbovirologists in the Netherlands.   The DARN 2021 meeting will be held online on the mornings of Thursday May 20 and Friday May 21 from...

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First Usutu virus infection detected in the United Kingdom

A recent publication in Eurosurveillance describes the detection of Usutu RNA in six birds in Greater London. Although the presence of neutralising antibodies in birds had been shown before, this is the first time that the virus has been detected in birds in the United Kingdom. The recently documented...

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Newspaper article on OneHealthPACT

On the 20th of November, the Dutch daily newspaper de Volkskrant published an article about the research conducted in the One Health PACT consortium. In this article, Marion Koopmans, Sander Koenraadt and Maarten Hoek talk about climate change, vector competence and citizen science. You can read...

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Rob Goldbach Virology MSc thesis prize

Joyce van Bree (one of the One Health PACT, PhD candidates) has been awarded with the Rob Goldbach Virology MSc thesis prize 2020.This prize is handed out every two years for the best master thesis delivered for examination at the Laboratory of Virology in Wageningen. Joyce fully deserves this prize...

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Eerste patiënt in Nederland met westnijlvirus

For English, see below Afgelopen week is bij een man een infectie met het westnijlvirus vastgesteld. De man is niet recent in het buitenland geweest. Hij heeft het virus mogelijk in de regio Utrecht opgelopen door een muggenbeet. In deze regio zijn in augustus en september vogels en muggen gevonden...

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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,...

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Vector-borne diseases

10 million for One Health research in the Netherlands

Rotterdam, 12 June 2019 – Coming five years, Erasmus MC, together with partners from the Netherlands Centre for One Health, will investigate how the Netherlands can be better prepared for infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded almost 9 million...

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