The MERS coronavirus (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) is a zoonotic virus that can infect humans from its dromedary camel reservoir. The virus can cause a severe lung disease in humans that often ends in death. Berend-Jan Bosch (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University), Bart Haagmans (Erasmus MC) and their colleagues have discovered that the virus uses sugar molecules to enter the host cell. Their findings were recently published in the scientific journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).
Researchers from Erasmus MC and Luzerner Kantonsspital (Switzerland) have found a way to reduce the use of antibiotics to treat suspected infections in newborns, which means that the newborn babies no longer have to receive antibiotics unnecessarily.
Symposium on the Microbiome. The RIMLS is organizing its eleventh annual international symposium, focusing on the exciting and rapidly emerging field of the Microbiome.
On October 20th 2017 Flanders Vaccine is happy to host its second edition of “Immunity for Health”: the Flanders Vaccine annual flagship event where all stakeholders, both from the human and animal health sector, working in the field of immunology, vaccinology, immune-oncology and infectious diseases are invited to meet, interact and start collaborations.
NCOH in the media
Ebola in Congo: moeten we een nieuwe epidemie vrezen? - Nieuws en Co (NL)
Ebola-uitbraak Congo leidt waarschijnlijk niet tot grote epidemie - Nieuws & Co (NL)
Ontdekking drie nieuwe virussen - BNR Spitsuur (NL)
Gilles van Wezel explains how to find new antibiotics - RTL Nieuws (NL)
Marc Bonten reacts on ominous reports from CDC - Telegraaf TV (NL)
About Zika and AMR during ECCMID 2016 - Radio 1 (NL)
Bonten and Wagenaar on antibiotic resistance - BNR Radio (NL)
Marion Koopmans and David Heymann on Zika - Nieuwsuur (NL)
NCOH mentioned in report on Antibiotic RD Initiatives (2016 Dutch EU Presidency)