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Preparing for Virus X

Tropical viral diseases are on the rise worldwide. Zika, swine fly, Rift Valley fever and SARS are just a few of the many diseases threatening humans or animals. Jeroen Kortekaas, Wim van der Poel and Mart de Jong (WUR) explain the research that they do to prevent new outbreaks and epidemics.

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Registration is closed: NCOH Science Café, 29 Oct. 2019

Another NCOH year of exciting and important research. It’s time for an update! You and all NCOH scientists are invited to join this year’s NCOH Science Café on 29 October 29 in Utrecht to get up to speed with the latest developments and meet fellow NCOH colleagues. Prevention and control of infectious diseases outbreaks are important societal challenges that require an integrated and balanced perspective in which human, veterinary, wildlife, and environmental elements and considerations are integrated.

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People themselves are main source of ESBL antibiotic resistance

Researchers from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Animal Health Service and Wageningen Bioveterinary Research, all members of the ESBLAT consortium, have previously shown that ESBL antimicrobial resistance is common in humans, livestock and companion animals, food of animal origin and the environment. However, ESBL types in humans were found to differ from those in animals and food. The most important source of contamination for humans remained unknown until now.

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One Health applications for prophylactic vaccines and preventive strategies – A joint call by Netherlands Centre for One Health and Top Sector Life Sciences & Health

The Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) was allocated a budget of two million euro Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Allowance to organise and realise their first PPP call. This call involves strategic partnerships under the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda of Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (LSH): One Health call.

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NCOH Student Travel Grant

The NCOH awards a number of travel grants to PhD students of NCOH Partners selected to present their abstract at an international One Health-related academic conference.