Number of STI tests at sexual health centres are rising again
In 2021, more than 138,000 people were tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at a centre for sexual health.
From 1 June 2022, heel prick test also screens for muscle disease SMA, bringing number of screened diseases to 26
Tailor-made information will help immigrants make decisions on taking part in screening programmes
More STI tests conducted by Sexual Health Centres
Breast cancer screening resumes on Bonaire after COVID-19 hiatus
Women aged 50 to 75 years on Bonaire can participate in the breast cancer screening programme again as of Wednesday, May 26, 2021. This was temporarily halted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Population screening programmes temporarily on hold
Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health care capacity in the Netherlands is expected to come under severe pressure in the coming period.
Control measures against the spread of Legionella from wastewater treatment plants
Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) may spread Legionella via the air and cause pneumonia if people inhale them.
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).