RIVM expands HPV vaccination programme: girls and boys protected from six types of cancer with one vaccine
Now not only girls, but also boys will have the opportunity to protect themselves from cancer caused by HPV.
During World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, RIVM has set up an escape room in one of busiest shopping malls in the Netherlands.
The vaccine against the HPV human papillomavirus virus will also become available for boys.
In 2018, 22.4 per cent of the Dutch adult population indicated they were occasional smokers.
RIVM research shows no causal link between the vaccine against cervical cancer (HPV) and long-term fatigue symptoms in girls.
The vaccination rate for vaccines included in the National Immunisation Programme has dropped slightly by about 1 percent.
Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem. In the Netherlands, some bacteria that can cause infections in people are more frequently resistant to antibiotics used as a last resort.
Wednesday, 18 November is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. On this day, attention throughout Europe is requested for the responsible use of antibiotics in people and animals.
The World Health Organization (WHO) published its first CAESAR annual report 2014.