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Interim analysis of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation and death using electronic health records in six European countries

Burden and Impact Studies (VEBIS) project. A retrospective cohort was constructed from linked electronic health records (EHR) in each country. Countryspecific (level) relative VE (rVE) was estimated on ...

Outbreak of Corynebacterium diphtheriae among asylum seekers in Belgium in 2022: operational challenges and lessons learnt.

attention and sufficient resources should be allocated to this vulnerable population, in Belgium and at international level. Health Topics:  Diphtérie Diphtheria Difterie Service:  Épidémiologie des maladies ...

Belgian general practitioners’ perception and use of physical activity on prescription

years old is at health risk due to physical inactivity. Evidence shows physical activity on prescription (PAP) has a positive impact on PA level and metabolic health. General Practitioners (GP s) can use ...

Dietary exposure of Sorbates (E 200 – 202) and Benzoates (E 210 – 213) for the Belgian population

concentrations varied widely due to the nature of the food/beverage and the specific Maximum Permitted Levels (MPL s) defined by Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008. MPL s were exceeded in 17 samples, while composite ...

Federated causal inference based on real-world observational data sources: application to a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness assessmentAbstractIntroductionMethodsResultsConclusions

sensitive individual-level data from populations crossing jurisdictional borders, a federated approach (as opposed to a pooling data approach) can be used. Approaching causal inference by re-using routinely ...

Strain-level characterization without culture enrichment? Easing and accelerating outbreak investigation using shotgun metagenomics facilitated with nanopore adaptive sampling

samples during an outbreak investigation requires the samples to be enriched in order to reach detectable levels. However, a bias can occur during the enrichment of the food due to competition between the ...

Factors influencing SARS-CoV-2 infection rate in Belgian nursing homes’ residents during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic

of beds and staff, type of beds (level of dependency of residents) and ownership (public, private for profit/non-profit institutions). Risk factor analysis was performed using negative binomial ...

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. ...

Development, validation, and application of a multimatrix UHPLC-MS/MS method for quantification of Datura-type alkaloids in food

concentrations were 523.3 and 131.4 µg kg, respectively. Overall, the highest levels of TA sum were found in an herbal infusion of fennel and a spice mix containing fennel and anise seeds. Service:  Contaminants ...

Microbial quality analysis of falsified medicines seized by controling agencies

refers to the amount and type of microorganisms present in a sample and reflects the level of biological contamination and associated potential health risks upon consumption of the product. We initially ...

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