The RIVM (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu) (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) advises travelers to make sure they are vaccinated against polio.
In the past week the number of patients with measles has increased with 127 new occurrences. The official total of people affected is now 1162.
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.
At the Palace of Justice in Den Bosch a so called powder letter was received on Wednesday. Which substance was in the letter, is not yet clear. The letter is now at the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) for investigation. Police are investigating where the letter came from and who sent it.
The Palace of Justice was not evacuated and all sessions could continue.
People need to think independently and then make a personal and conscientious consideration about vaccination. That said SGP leader Kees van der Staaij on Monday in the TV program Knevel and Van den Brink. About 60 percent of his followers are vaccinated, he estimated.
Van der Staaij is against forced vaccination. That gives unpleasant situations, he fears, and it works counterproductive. Moreover, 'it enters too deeply into the personal life’, says van der Staaij.
Certain groups of children will soon be invited to an extra vaccination against measles. That announced the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) on Monday.
The number of diabetics has been rising sharply since 2000, according to the National Institute for Public Health (RIVM). On January 1, 2011, there were over 800,000 people in our country with diabetes known to general practitioners.
RIVM says the real number is probably a quarter higher because not everyone with the disease is known to doctors. The Institute further states that there are on top of that about 750,000 people, aged between 30 and 70 years, with disturbed glucose tolerance. These individuals have an increased risk of developing diabetes.