People who live near livestock farms have an increased risk of pneumonia. In areas with many livestock farms, the presence of a farm can explain up to 20% of all lung infection cases, but the pathogens responsible are as yet unknown. Researchers from Utrecht University’s Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Erasmus MC, and UMC Utrecht...
ESBL is an enzyme, produced by certain bacteria, which makes these bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Researchers from various institutes collaborating in a large consortium discovered that ESBLs occur frequently in livestock, the food chain, the environment and also in humans.
Bacteriophages received considerable attention in the lay press in the Netherlands recently. To optimally design trials to provide the necessary evidence UMC Utrecht invited international experts in bacteriophage therapy to present their experiences with this approach on 22 February in Utrecht.
Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc) and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) have joined the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) as Partner as per 1 January 2018.
On December 12, 2017, Professor of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Eric Brown (Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University) will give an inspiring lecture at Utrecht University about the continuous battle against all too smart bacterial pathogens, intriguingly titled: ‘To kill a bacterium, you need to think like a bacterium’.
At the NCOH, we are working hard on conducting effective research into One Health questions by combining expertise. How obvious is that to the outside world? The research and the NCOH are being mentioned more and more often in interviews on the radio or in articles in journals—we are eager to build upon that with...
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.Through this grant, the NCOH wishes to support the PhD-related research of its members and stimulate the international dimension of its platform.
The MERS coronavirus (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) is a zoonotic virus that can infect humans from its dromedary camel reservoir. The virus can cause a severe lung disease in humans that often ends in death. Berend-Jan Bosch (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University), Bart Haagmans (Erasmus MC) and their colleagues have discovered that the virus...
Researchers from Erasmus MC and Luzerner Kantonsspital (Switzerland) have found a way to reduce the use of antibiotics to treat suspected infections in newborns, which means that the newborn babies no longer have to receive antibiotics unnecessarily.
Symposium on the Microbiome. The RIMLS is organizing its eleventh annual international symposium, focusing on the exciting and rapidly emerging field of the Microbiome.