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Phylogeography of Human and Animal Coxiella burnetii Strains: Genetic Fingerprinting of Q Fever in Belgium

burnetii. Domestic ruminants are the primary source for human infection, and the identification of likely contamination routes from the reservoir animals the critical point to implement control programs. This study ...

Phylogeography of Human and Animal Coxiella burnetii Strains: Genetic Fingerprinting of Q Fever in Belgium

burnetii. Domestic ruminants are the primary source for human infection, and the identification of likely contamination routes from the reservoir animals the critical point to implement control programs. This study ...

A molecular assay for rapidly distinguishing the AviPro SALMONELLA VAC T vaccine strain from wild-type field isolates

wild-type Salmonella ser. Typhimurium isolates is essential for the monitoring of veterinary isolates and targeted control actions. The distinction between the two strain types is routinely made by phenotypic antimicrobial ...

Intake of food supplements based on algae or cyanobacteria may pose a health risk due to elevated concentrations of arsenic species.

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Karlien Cheyns; Heidi Demaegdt; Nadia Waegeneers; Ann Ruttens Source: Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess (2021) ...

Healthcare-associated infections in home healthcare: an extensive assessment, 2019.

and recommendations for infection prevention and control (IPC).MethodsThe study included three components: a scoping literature review, in-depth interviews with individuals involved in HHC and ...

Prioritisation for future surveillance, prevention and control of 98 communicable diseases in Belgium: a 2018 multi-criteria decision analysis study

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Klamer, Sofieke; Nina Van Goethem; Thomas, Daniel; Duysburgh, Els; Braeye, Toon; Quoilin, Sophie Source: BMC Public Health, Volume 21, Issue 1 (2021) Manuscript versions:  File:  Version:  Publis ...

Psychological distress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and suppression measures during the first wave in Belgium

Health Interview Survey of 2018. Bootstrapping was performed and analyses were reweighted to match the Belgian population in order to control for survey selection bias. Results Half of the respondents ...

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