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.
Updated immunisation recommendation for measles: early vaccination before travel
A number of European countries are currently seeing outbreaks of measles. Before the start of the summer season, RIVM has therefore updated its immunisation recommendation for measles.
Colorectal cancer population screening programme is successful
The number of people who participated in the population screening programme for colorectal cancer is higher than expected. Between 2014 – 2017 a total of 3.85 million people participated.
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).
Risk of measles outbreaks increases with decreasing vaccination coverage
Vaccination coverage for vaccinations in the Dutch National Vaccination Program (NIP) decreased slightly by about half a percent for the third consecutive year.
Measles epidemic and Salmonella outbreak cost nearly six million euros
The most recent measles epidemic and outbreak of Salmonella Thomson due to smoked salmon have cost 3.9 and 1.7 million euros, respectively.
CAESAR annual report 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) published its first CAESAR annual report 2014.
No more complementary vaccinations against measles for children aged six months
The measles epidemic, the first case of which occurred in the Netherlands in May 2013, is coming to an end.