The patient, who was admitted in the Radboud univerisity medical center over the past few days because of a suspected Ebola infection, was proven not to be infected. This has been demonstrated by the definitive results from the specific tests.
In November 2014 avian ‘flu has been detected on poultry farms in the Netherlands. It is the highly pathogenic variant of avian influenza A (H5N8), which is very dangerous for poultry (chickens, ducks and turkeys).
There are many possible biobased alternatives to substances of very high concern (SVHC). Some are even ready to be deployed right away. This is the outcome of a study by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research commissioned by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.
Combining strengths in drug discovery and development by partnering with a medium- or large-sized pharmaceutical company increases the likelihood of success in bringing new products to the market for small companies. The drugs of small companies taken over by a medium or large pharmaceutical company, were more often approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for marketing...
Tuesday 18 November is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. On this day, throughout Europe, attention is focused on the responsible use of antibiotics for people and animals. Using antibiotics incorrectly or too frequently causes bacteria to become increasingly resistant (insusceptible) to the effects of antibiotics. The risk is that illnesses such as pneumonia or bladder infecti...
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 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.
The website 'RIVM top projects' showcases the complexity and innovative nature of our work. RIVM stands at the centre of Dutch society working on projects ranging from health and well being in the city to food quality.