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...

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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...

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Aedes Aegypti Mosquito. Close Up A Mosquito Sucking Human Blood,

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...

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Citizen Scientists in the Making

On Friday, September 25, track 7 PhD candidate Ayat Abourashed organized a masterclass for the first group of students to take part in her pilot citizen science project this year. Students and teachers from Keizel Karel College and Damstede Lyceum came to Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam for...

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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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Mosquito nuisance reported with Muggenradar- A progress update

Mosquito nuisance The One Health PACT is interested in mosquitoes in the Netherlands. Part of the research into these mosquitoes is based on nuisance reports from citizens via Every week, the subscribers to the Nature Today newsletter, are asked to report their experienced...

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De Vos Vector Borne Diseases Fund

‘Fonds de Vos‘ is a funding agency which aims to support vector-borne disease research at Wageningen University. It is a yearly recurring fund, offered by University Fund Wageningen and established by the generous Clemens de Vos and Ditsy de Vos-Thijssen. Last May, my One Health...

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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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