Leading scientists Jeremy Farrar, Marion Koopmans, and Ron Fouchier will take you into the world of new infectious diseases outbreaks and show you how we can prepare for these outbreaks.
The outbreaks of the past decade have taught us that new infectious diseases continue to emerge and spread as a result of global changes. These changes include population growth, an increase in livestock and agriculture to feed the population, exponential growth of travel (tourism and trade), and climate change. Infectious diseases do not confine themselves to national borders and can spread globally, as has been shown by Zika, Ebola, MERS, and bird flu viruses. What these outbreaks have in common is that they arise unexpectedly and put our healthcare systems to the test. When an outbreak occurs, it is often difficult to intervene because there is a lack of reliable diagnostics, treatment, and vaccines at short notice.
Masterclass with Jeremy Farrar, Marion Koopmans, Ron Fouchier
Date: Thursday 4 October
Time: 15.00 – 17.00
Location: Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
Registration via: [email protected]
Radboudumc has combined its research into controlled human infection models to create a new program: the Radboudumc Controlled Human Infection Models (RCHIM). By studying the interaction between pathogens and humans under controlled conditions, researchers can improve their understanding of the underlying disease mechanisms. This understanding contributes to a more targeted development of medicines and vaccines...
In January 2016, NCOH’s own bilingual Twitter account, @ncohnl, was registered. With investigators in the field of one health as a primary target group, via this Twitter account relevant developments in the context of one health are highlighted.
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With great pleasure, we invite you to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) with ‘Complex Systems’ as main theme. This Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Nijmegen on 17 May 2019.