Interim injunction decision Nitrogen
In an interim injunction proceeding between Mesdag Zuivelfonds, Stichting Stikstofclaim and RIVM, the court has ruled that RIVM must decide on the availability and disclosure of data before 1 Janua
Two imported cases of Lassa virus in the Netherlands from Sierra Leone
Two Dutch doctors working in a hospital in Sierra Leone have been infected with the Lassa virus. The doctors were probably infected during treatment of the same patient.
A pregnant woman can protect her baby against whooping cough with 22-week vaccination
From 16 December 2019, pregnant women in the Netherlands will be offered the 22-week vaccination. With this vaccination, a pregnant woman protects her child and herself against whooping cough.
How to distinguish a dual user from an exclusive e-cigarette user
RIVM and Maastricht University have identified a combination of factors that can be used to distinguish between exclusive e-cigarette users (vapers) on the one hand and people who smoke both regula
Towards a sustainable, healthy future for everyone: EU project INHERIT offers policy solutions
Today, on 10 December a policy toolkit will be presented at the final conference of the European four-year research project INHERIT.
Prevention essential theme State of Zoonotic Diseases 2018
The focus of our annual report State of Zoonotic Diseases 2018 is prevention, with the emphasis on the production chains of foods of animal origin.
Report on the developments of the National Immunisation Programme: stabilisation of participation and low level of disease
In the first six months of 2019, the number of notified meningococcal serogroup W (MenW) disease cases decreased in almost all age groups, after a continuous increase since 2015.
Temporary background values for PFAS in Dutch soil
RIVM has derived temporary background values for two types of PFAS in Dutch soil: PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) and PFOA (perfluoro octanoic acid).