From 1 June 2022, heel prick test also screens for muscle disease SMA, bringing number of screened diseases to 26
New: NEVO online 2021
RIVM published a new online edition of the Dutch food composition database (NEVO).
New edition of Dutch food composition database NEVO-online: compositional data on more than 2150 food items
Blood spot test extended as of 1 January 2017 to include two more disorders
As of 1 January 2017, the disorders alpha and beta thalassaemia will be added to the neonatal blood spot (‘heel prick’) screening programme.
Newborn heel prick screening starts on St Eustatius and Saba
On 26 October 2015, heel prick screening started for all newborns on St Eustatius and Saba.
Monitoring of the medical team involved in the care of Ebola patient concluded
The Nigerian Ebola patient admitted to the Major Incident Hospital was declared cured 21 days ago.
Patient in Radboudumc not contaminated with the Ebola virus
The patient, who was admitted in the Radboud univerisity medical center over the past few days because of a suspected Ebola infection, was proven not to be infected.
Active monitoring period for Ebola ends for evacuated aid workers
As 21 days have passed since the two aid workers evacuated from Sierra Leone had unprotected contact with Ebola patients, active monitoring of their health status by the Community Health Service ha