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Public Health Impact of Congenital Toxoplasmosis and Cytomegalovirus Infection in Belgium, 2013: A Systematic Review and Data Synthesis.

Belgian studies; information on important sequelae, intrauterine mortality, and termination of pregnancy; and late onset sequelae. A scenario analysis showed important increases in years of life lost when ...

Surveillance of bloodstream infections in Belgian hospitals ('SEP')-Annual report 2014, Surveillance data 2000-2014

definition 'a skin contaminant was isolated in at least 2 different blood cultures' was met). One episode out of 5 (21%) was acquired in the ICU. For half of the episodes, the time to onset was 13 ...

Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Belgium: Report 2014

contributing data the whole year was 1.65 episodes / 1000 admissions, the highest since 2009. The mean incidence of hospital acquired (HA) CDI (onset of symptoms > 2 days after admission in the declaring ...

Nosocomial and non-nosocomial Clostridium difficile infections in hospitalised patients in Belgium: compulsory surveillance data from 2008 to 2010.

CDI) with onset of diarrhoea more than two days after hospital admission, with non-nosocomial cases (Nnc- CDI). The database included inpatients from 2008 to 2010. Of 8,351 cases reported by 150 ...

Pertussis serodiagnosis in Belgium from 1990 to 2009.

pertussis by culture and PCR is most sensitive when performed on nasopharyngeal specimens collected <2 weeks and <3 weeks, respectively, after the onset of clinical disease. Conversely, serological ...

A case-control study after a hantavirus infection outbreak in the south of Belgium: who is at risk?

living rodents, exposure to rodent droppings, and trapping rodents during the 4 weeks preceding onset of symptoms. Activities during this 4-week period that presented the greatest risk were woodcutting, ...

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