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NCOH webinar ‘Emerging Zoonosis and how the contagious jump between animals and humans’ part 1

Globally, some three-quarters of all emerging zoonoses originally come from wild animals. Netherlands Centre of One Health organises a webinar to gain more expert insight in zoonosis and the jump from animals to humans.

The world is now more vulnerable to outbreaks of zoonotic disease than it used to be, firstly because people travel far and frequently, transport of animals is rising and infections can thus spread quickly. In this first part of a two-part webinar series two scientists whose expertise is in zoonoses will give the latest update on their research.

Date & time: 2 September 2021, 3 pm – 4 pm (CEST)
Location: Zoom (you will receive a link prior to the webinar)

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Our experts are

  • Dr. Fabian Leendertz is leading the group “Epidemiology of Highly Pathogenic Microorganisms” at the Leendertz lab, part of the Robert Koch-Institute in Germany. From 1 August 2021 he will lead the new Helmholtz-Institute for One Health (HIOH) in Greifswald and take up the position of University professor One Health at Greifswald University.
  • Prof. dr. Chantal Bleeker-Rovers is trained as an internist-infectionologist at Radboudmc. She conducts clinical and translational research in the field of infectious diseases that present themselves in the form of outbreaks with a major social impact. She specializes in Q fever and founded the Q fever Expertise Center at Radboudumc. In particular, she studies the immunological backgrounds and the long-term effects of this condition. As a professor, she focuses her research on zoonoses that, as in the case of Q fever and COVID-19, often present themselves as outbreaks.


The moderator of the webinar will be Maarten Hoek, Communications manager NCOH.

More information about zoonosis

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