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]
The second edition of the NCOH Magazine has been published at the Annual Scientific Meeting at Radboudumc 17 may. Here is your chance to look at the digital version.
Will we be able to respond adequately when an unknown virus with pandemic potential emerges? The recent outbreak of MERS in the Middle East was an interesting testcase. Martine van Roode and Carolina dos Santos Ribeiro analysed the factors that hampered, or enabled, the flow of information, in Qatar and the wider Arabian peninsula.
Erasmus MC professor Marion Koopmans, head of the Viroscience department at Erasmus MC and scientific director of the NCOH, has been chosen by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) as a new member.
Young NCOH is the network for PhD students and post-docs from the NCOH research groups. Aim of the network is sharing knowledge and expertise in One Health related disciplines, which can lead to new collaborations in research. The kick off of the network takes place at the Annual Scientific Meeting, 17 May 2019 (ASM2019).