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BSFM 2023- L. monocytogenes in Plant-Based Foods: insights from of a recent foodborne outbreak linked to vegan alternative to cheese

Listeriosis outbreaks have been associated with a wide range of animal-derived foods, including unpasteurized milk, dairy products, raw or undercooked meat and raw or smoked fish products. A survey conducted by ...

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of healthcare workers: study protocol for the COVID-19 HEalth caRe wOrkErS (HEROES) study

country’s income level. Results As of August 2021, ~ 34,000 health workers have been recruited. A general characterization of the recruited samples by sociodemographic and workplace variables is presented. ...

Belgian recommendations for analytical verification and validation of immunohistochemical tests in laboratories of anatomic pathology

a quality management system in anatomic pathology laboratories has been reviewed to meet this demand and additionally to prepare the laboratories for the EU  —  IVD revised regulations (IVDR). This paper ...

Microbial quality analysis of falsified medicines seized by controling agencies

research project, which has been published in a peer-reviewed article [1] (see appendix 13.5). In addition to the biological risks associated with the use of these type of medicinal products, also the ...

The direct disease burden of COVID-19 in Belgium in 2020 and 2021

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Robby De Pauw; Brecht Devleesschauwer; Lander Willem; Jure Jurcevic; Pierre Smith; Aline Scohy; Grant M A Wyper; Sara Monteiro Pires; Nina ...

Global and regional estimates of genital human papillomavirus prevalence among men: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Diseases Uterine Cervical Neoplasms Young adult Abstract: BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV) in women has been well documented. Less is known about the epidemiology of HPV in men. We ...

Linking nanomaterial-induced mitochondrial dysfunction to existing adverse outcome pathways for chemicals.

nanomaterials (NM s). However, only subtle efforts have been made to integrate information on NM-induced toxicity into existing AOP s. In a previous study, we identified AOP s in the AOP-Wiki associated with the ...

Time series modelling for wastewater-based epidemiology of COVID-19: A nationwide study in 40 wastewater treatment plants of Belgium, February 2021 to June 2022

Environment, Volume 899 (2023) Keywords: ARIMA COVID-19 Flow rate PMMoV wastewater surveillance Abstract: Background: Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) has been implemented to monitor surges of COVID-19. Yet, ...

Determination of vaccine bacterial endotoxins content by the rFC method

endotoxin in bacterial vaccines. The limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) and the recombinant factor C (rFC) assays are suitable for all vaccines tested. The rFC method has been implemented at Sciensano for batch ...

Were SARS-CoV-2 self-tests used for their intended purpose? The experience in Belgium.

Tinne Lernout Source: BMC Health Serv Res, Volume 23, Issue 1 (2023) Abstract: BACKGROUND: Self-testing has been promoted as a means of increasing COVID-19 test coverage. In Belgium, self-testing was ...

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