As 21 days have passed since the two aid workers evacuated from Sierra Leone had unprotected contact with Ebola patients, active monitoring of their health status by the Community Health Service has ended.
The average annual disease burden for the total Dutch population was highest for invasive pneumococcal disease and influenza. This is based on data on 32 infectious diseases published by RIVM in the annual ‘State of Infectious Diseases in the Netherlands’. This disease burden is the number of healthy years lost due to infectious diseases. These and other findings in...
The Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB), the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre (Lareb), the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), and the National Health Care Institute will work even closer together to make reliable information about medicines more easily accessible to the user.
On the first day of the 17th European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) organises a workshop on ‘Our health in 2040’. The workshop is based on the sixth edition of the Public Health Status and Foresight Report (PHSF): A healthier Netherlands. Annemiek van Bolhuis en Nancy Hoeymans (RIVM) will share...
The two patients, who have been admitted to the hospital under suspicion of an Ebola infection, are not infected with the virus. Further investigations revealed that in both cases the symptoms were caused by malaria. Both patients are being treated for malaria.
Ebola is a rare and serious infectious disease that occurs in Africa and is accompanied by bleeding in the body. Since February, there has been an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. The disease can be contracted only through direct physical contact with a patient or as a result of slaughtering and eating a sick animal. If contaminated, there is a considerable risk of dying.
The Dutch Measles epidemic, the health risks of alternative tobacco products like the e-cigarette, the introduction of a new bowel cancer screening programme and our role in the Knowledge Centre Healthy Urban Living for healthy and sustainable cities. All this and more in our online annual report 2013.
The Dutch Food Composition Database (NEVO) contains data on the composition of foods and dishes eaten frequently by a large part of the Dutch population. NEVO online 2013 contains data on 2194 food items.