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Viral clade is associated with severity of symptomatic genotype 3 hepatitis E virus infections in Belgium, 2010-2018.

frame 2 sequences. Serum CXCL10 levels were measured by a magnetic bead-based assay. H&E staining was performed on liver biopsies. RESULTS: A total of 274 HEV-infected individuals were included. ...

Inequalities in mortality associated with housing conditions in Belgium between 1991 and 2020

if the population of the whole country faced the mortality rates experienced in areas that are least deprived in terms of housing. METHODS: We used individual-level mortality data extracted from the ...

The cost of healthy versus current diets in the Netherlands for households with a low, middle and high education.

found to be affordable, we found that these were more expensive than current diets, especially for those with a higher educational level. This suggests that individuals will need to spend more money on ...

Methodological choices in brucellosis burden of disease assessments: A systematic review

estimates at the global level, the rest were national or subnational assessments. Data regarding different methodological choices were extracted, including detailed assessments of the adopted disease models. ...

Pesticides, trace elements and pharmaceuticals in tea samples available in Belgian retail shops and the risk associated upon acute and chronic exposure

residue level (MRL) set by the EU. However, further risk assessment, based on the values of pesticide residues and the toxic trace elements encountered in the brew, demonstrate that the consumption of these ...

Impact of experimental design factors on the potency of genotoxicants in in vitro test

statistical methods based on the lowest observed genotoxic effect levels, whereas more appropriate methods, such as the benchmark dose (BMD) approach, are now available to compare genotoxic potencies under ...

Metagenomic Characterization of Multiple Genetically Modified Bacillus Contaminations in Commercial Microbial Fermentation Products

reported in numerous commercial microbial fermentation produce types, leading to several rapid alerts at the European level. The aim of this study was to investigate the added value of shotgun metagenomic ...

Applying and implementing future-oriented methods on a national level; towards enhanced policy and service preparedness to threats in the drugs domain

foresight research can contribute to national drug information systems for better preparedness and how it can be developed and implemented at national levels. Methods A combination of more traditional ...

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