Antimicrobial resistance in the Netherlands is remaining reasonably stable
Antimicrobial resistance is increasing on a global level. It is difficult to treat infections caused by resistant bacteria.
Discussion regarding health-based guidance value of PFOA
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a provisional health-based guidance value for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
Teen vaccination against meningococcal disease starts
From mid-September, young people born between 1 May and 31 December 2004 will receive an invitation for a vaccination against meningococcal disease.
Meningococcal type W most notable infectious disease in 2017
The report ‘State of Infectious Diseases in the Netherlands in 2017’ published by RIVM today, provides an overview of the most important developments in infectious diseases in the Netherlands and a
Meningococcal disease serious, but still rare
Meningococcal disease is a disease caused by a bacterium, the meningococcus. There are several types of this bacterium. In most cases, it does not make you ill.