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.
By the end of 2018 the account had approximately 675 followers and close to 500 tweets had been sent out. Particularly successful (based on the number of impressions, defined as the number of times that users saw a tweet) in 2018 were the twitter campaigns related to NCOH-sponsored/organized meetings. To mention a few: (1) a series of 15 tweets related to the NCOH Annual Scientific Meeting (May 30) with over 35.000 impressions, (2) a series of 10 tweets on the NCOH symposium on bacteriophage therapy (Feb 22) with over 16.000 impressions, and (3) a series of 6 tweets at the NCOH Science Café of Nov 11 with over 8.000 impressions.
The Top-5 of most successful individual tweets during 2018 (based on impressions):
During the Q fever outbreak from 2007-2010, an unprecedented number of people became infected with the Q fever bacterium Coxiella burnetii. Of all patients who die of chronic Q fever, 55 percent died within one year of diagnosis.
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.
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.
People who live in the vicinity of a goat farm have a higher chance of developing pneumonia. That was demonstrated by the study “Livestock farming and the health of neighbouring residents (VGO)”, which was carried out in Oost-Brabant and Noord-Limburg. The possible causes of this are still not known. On behalf of the Ministry of...