Sewage treatment workers not more likely to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Employees at sewage and wastewater treatment plants in the Netherlands and Germany are not more likely to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria than other people.
In 2020, the year of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, resistant bacteria were not found more often in patients in the Netherlands than before the outbreak.
Worldwide, the number of bacteria resistant to antibiotics is increasing. In the Netherlands, this number generally remains stable and is less high than in many other countries.
During World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, RIVM has set up an escape room in one of busiest shopping malls in the Netherlands.
Antimicrobial resistance is increasing on a global level. It is difficult to treat infections caused by resistant bacteria.
Young people (13-18 years) who use light-emitting screens daily in the hour before going to sleep have more sleep problems.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a provisional health-based guidance value for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
ESBL is an enzyme, produced by certain bacteria, which makes these bacteria resistant to antibiotics.