International collaboration essential theme State of Zoonoses 2019
Each year, at the request of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, RIVM prepares an overview of the most important zoonoses and indicates their prevalence in the Netherlands.
First patient infected by tick-borne encephalitis virus
For the first time, a person in the Netherlands has fallen ill after a bite from a tick carrying the tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBE virus).
Livestock farming affects pulmonary function in local residents
COPD patients living near livestock farms suffer more complications.
Bacteria slightly more often resistant to last resort antibiotics
Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem. In the Netherlands, some bacteria that can cause infections in people are more frequently resistant to antibiotics used as a last resort.