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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 ...

Clinical and analytical evaluation of the Alinity m HR HPV assay within the VALGENT-3 framework

clinically validated human papillomavirus (HPV) tests should be used in cervical cancer screening. VALGENT provides a framework to validate new HPV tests. In the VALGENT-3 study, the clinical accuracy of the ...

The Belgian DNA Debate: An Online Deliberative Platform on the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues of Genomics

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Mayeur, Chloé; Marlies Saelaert; Van Hoof, Wannes Source: Public Health Genomics (2021) Manuscript versions:  DOI:  https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/515356 File:  Version:  Published Full text ...

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

Health Care Hand hygiene Home Care Services Humans Abstract: IntroductionThe number of patients and clinical conditions treated in home healthcare (HHC) is increasing. Care in home settings presents many ...

Coronaconsultaties. Burgerparticipatie in het Belgisch vaccinatiebeleid.

Publication Type: Sci. report, recommendat°, guidance doc., directive, monograph Authors: Marlies Saelaert; Chloé Mayeur; Wannes Van Hoof Source: Sciensano, Brussel, p.11 (2021) Keywords: burgerparticipatie COVID-19 vaccinatie Health Topics:  Coronavirus ...

Citizens' conceptions of the genome: Related values and practical implications in a citizen forum on the use of genomic information

Objective: This article highlights that citizens’ conceptions of the human genome inform about and make sense of their main values regarding the use of genomic information, which is critical for policymakers, ...

Tree pollen allergy risks and changes across scenarios in urban green spaces in Brussels, Belgium

spaces may improve human health and well-being. However, green spaces may also emit allergenic pollen and these may trigger asthma, allergic disease, and respiratory infections.  How allergy risks in green ...

Identification of flavouring substances of genotoxic concern present in e-cigarette refills

to establish a screening strategy to prioritize the flavouring substances of highest concern for human health. In the present study, a prioritization strategy combining analytical screening, in silico ...

Staphylococcal enterotoxin gene cluster: prediction of enterotoxin (SEG and SEI) production and of the source of food poisoning based on Saβ typing.

staphylococcal enterotoxin production, particularly enterotoxin G (SEG) and enterotoxin I (SEI). For this purpose whole genome sequences of 75 strains from different origins (food poisoning outbreaks, human, and ...

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