RIVM, the collective Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs) in collaboration with GGD GHOR, the NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research and ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre have developed a new monitor: the Integrated Health Monitor
The 13-week scan now available for pregnant women
Since 1 September, pregnant women in the Netherlands can have an early ultrasound scan to detect physical abnormalities in their unborn child: the 13-week scan.
Insight into hospital admissions for acute respiratory infections
In order to achieve an accurate overview of how often respiratory infections occur in the Netherlands, it is important to know how many patients are admitted to hospital with a respiratory infection.
Flu jab for additional groups
The flu jab is offered free of charge every year to people aged 60 years and older, and to people who are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from the flu virus due to medical reasons
Brazilian coronavirus variants (P1 and P2) found in the Netherlands
Two new variants of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 have been found in the Netherlands, both originating from Brazil.
Last winter’s flu epidemic was short and mild. And then COVID-19 arrived.
The flu epidemic in the winter of 2019/2020 was mild and lasted only 5 weeks.
UK variant gains ground in the Netherlands
In the past week, from 20 to 26 January, the reported number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 decreased slightly, dropping by 8%.
Rise in new COVID-19 variants overshadows more positive developments
A moderately positive overview in the number of newly reported people who tested positive for COVID-19 can be observed in the Netherlands in the week of 13 to 19 January, as an effect of the lockdown that started on 15 December.
Tentative decrease becomes visible
For the second week in a row, the number of newly reported COVID-19 infections decreased somewhat. The percentage of people who tested positive for COVID-19 decreased slightly, dropping from 13.7% to 12.8%.