The number of infections with Meningococcus type W bacteria in the Netherlands is declining slightly, according to new figures from public health institute RIVM. The decrease can only partly be attributed by the new vaccination program for this bacteria among teenagers, Hans van Vliet, head of the RIVM's National Vaccination Program, said to NOS.
An outbreak of scabies at a temporary asylum reception center in Reuver, Limburg has emergency services quickly trying to contain the infection. Fire department personnel working in the region say 48 people from Eritrea are suffering from the skin condition, newswire ANP reported.
The number of people infected with the drug-resistant VRE bacteria in the Albert Schweitzer hospital in Dordrecht has almost doubled from last week, reports Het Parool. The hospital called on 1200 people to get tested for the bacteria because of the outbreak.
Various French cheeses sold in the Netherlands have been found to contain traces of the E coli bacterium that can cause severe food poisoning. The Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has today issued a security warning advising consumers not to consume cheese from the producers Étoile du Vercors.
A clinic in the northern Dutch city of Hoorn is currently testing close to 300 patients for possible infection with the VRE-bacteria.
A report from AMC (Academisch Medisch Centrum) in Amsterdam on Friday reveals that for the first time in the Netherlands, a patient has been treated for an infection caused by bacterium Borrelia miyamotoi following a tick bite.