Long-term symptoms more common after Lyme disease
More than a quarter of people with Lyme disease continue to have long-term symptoms that lead to limitations in daily life even after treatment.
Spread of tick-borne encephalitis virus in the Netherlands
Every year about 1.5 million ticks bite someone in the Netherlands, especially between March and October. Most people will not get sick of that.
Every year, 300,000 tick bites in urban areas
One in 5 tick bites occurs in an urban area. Although most tick bites occur in the countryside, many people are bitten in urban areas as well.
Guus Velders in Nature's "Ten people that mattered this year"
Researcher Dr Guus Velders of RIVM has made the Nature top-10 list of 2016. This means that, according to Nature, he was one of the 10 most influential scientists in 2016.
RIVM research basis for historic climate agreement on HFCs
Scientific research by RIVM’s Guus Velders stood partly at the basis of the HFC global climate agreement.
First patient infected by tick-borne encephalitis virus
For the first time, a person in the Netherlands has fallen ill after a bite from a tick carrying the tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBE virus).
Without measures emissions of HFC greenhouse gases will increase rapidly
Without global agreement on the use of HFCs, their contribution to the greenhouse effect may increase sharply to 10 percent of that of CO2 by 2050. The current contribution is less than 1 percent.