Aerosols are hot. What makes these tiny droplets so complex? Airborne transmission is defined as the spread of an infectious agent through the dissemination of droplet nuclei (aerosols) that remain infectious while suspended in the air. They can spread over long distances and remain infectious for extended periods of time. Scientists have been actively discussing…

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First NCOH webinar on World Zoonoses Day, 6 July The first webinar in this series will be about the current research regarding COVID-19 on mink farms. This spring, SARS-CoV-2 has infected Dutch mink farms that raise the animals for fur. The mink SARS-CoV2-outbreaks are a zoonotic spillover from the human SARS-CoV2 outbreak. It offers Dutch…

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The exhibition at the National Museum Boerhaave in Leiden deals with outbreaks of infectious diseases and how they can disrupt life. The exhibition also ties in with the recent coronavirus outbreak and the public debate on vaccination coverage. Infected! shows an intriguing balance between health and real risk and between social exclusion and empathy. How…

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The exhibition ‘Vaccinating Yes!/No?’ at the Museum Het Natuurhistorisch in Rotterdam deals with common topics in the vaccination debate and injects everyone with scientifically substantiated, factual information in order to make an informed choice. Visitors choose ‘yes – fine’ or ‘no – rather not’ and, regardless of the choice, see what vaccination is all about:…

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COVID-19: from wild life market to wild financial market. Due to the corona measures in place for the last few months, several NCOH meetings had to be postponed. We are happy to announce that we will hold a new NCOH Event on 29 October 2020! As a topic for an NCOH Annual Scientific Meeting in…

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Het jaarlijkse symposium van het Kennisplatform Veehouderij en humane gezondheid is dit jaar in de vorm van een webinar gegoten. Een interessante middag over een actueel onderwerp met aandacht voor relevante invalshoeken en nieuwe inzichten op het gebied van veehouderij, luchtkwaliteit en gezondheid. Boeiende sprekers en muzikale noten kenmerken het programma. Vragen kunnen gesteld worden…

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KNAW Webinar Corona: from droplets to pandemic – How we can determine the spread of COVID-19 The world is desperately looking for a means of how to halt the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar, three aspects of the spread are addressed by world-leading experts on the subject: the ejection and outcome of…

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On April 16, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave opens the BESMET! (INFECTED!) Exhibition on the outbreaks of infectious diseases and how they can disrupt life. Of course, the exhibition also deals with the recent outbreak of the corona virus and is in line with the social debate about the degree of vaccination. “This exhibition has been planned for…

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Hoe gevaarlijk is het nieuwe coronavirus, dat eind vorig jaar in China opdook? Waar komt het virus vandaan? Hoe werkt het? Krijgen wij ermee te maken en wat kunnen we er tegen doen? Tijdens dit symposium spreken vier wetenschappers over de verspreiding en bestrijding van het coronavirus. Het symposium vindt plaats op 21 februari 2020…

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