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ESCAIDE 2022: Translating the COVID-19 epidemiological situation into policies and measures: the Belgian experience

nursing homes, schools, mobility, …) surveillance indicators. Results The first epidemiological risk assessment on COVID-19 was performed by the RAG on January 20, 2020, followed by regular updates. From ...

Infection prevention and control in Belgian nursing homes: knowledge, attitudes and practices of general practitioners at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publication Type: Scientific poster, presentation or proceeding Authors: Laure Mortgat; Elisabeth Miller; Els Duysburgh; François Kidd Source: ECCMID 2022 (2022) Health Topics:  Healthcare-associated infection Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Zorginfectie I ...

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Belgian nursing homes: results of a surveillance conducted between April and December 2020

Archives of Public Health, Volume 80, Issue 1 (2022) Abstract: BACKGROUND: In Belgium, the first COVID-19 death was reported on 10 March 2020. Nursing home (NH) residents are particularly vulnerable for ...

Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in Belgian nursing homes: results of three point prevalence surveys between 2010 and 2016

Volume 80, Issue 1 (2022) Keywords: Anti-Bacterial Agents cross-sectional studies INFECTION Infection Control long-term care nursing homes Abstract: Background Belgium monitors the burden of ...

Nursing home residents with suspected urinary tract infections: a diagnostic accuracy study

Long-term care; Point-of-care testing; Urinary tract infections Abstract: Background: Urinary tract infections (UTI s) are one of the most common infections in nursing homes (NH s). A high error rate of a UTI ...

Predictors of nursing home admission in the older population in Belgium: a longitudinal follow-up of health interview survey participants

Heyden Source: BMC Geriatrics, Volume 22, Issue 1 (2022) Keywords: Administrative data Competing risk analysis Institutionalization Linkage Nursing home admission older adults predictors Service:  ...

Declining Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies among Vaccinated Nursing Home Residents and Staff Six Months after the Primary BNT162b2 Vaccination Campaign in Belgium: A Prospective Cohort Study

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Eline Meyers; Deschepper, Ellen; Els Duysburgh; Liselore De Rop; Tine De Burghgraeve; Pauline Van Ngoc; Marina Digregorio; Simon Delogne; Anja Coen; Nele De Clercq; Laëtitia Buret; Coenen, Samuel ...

Effect of COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in Belgian Nursing Homes on COVID-19 Cases, Hospital Admissions, and Deaths among Residents

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Sara Dequeker; Milena Callies; Catharina Vernemmen; Katrien Latour; Laura Int Panis; Romain Mahieu; Lennert Noppe; Muhammet Savsin; Els Duysburgh Source: Viruses, Volume 14, Issue 7 (2022) Health ...

Vaccine Hesitancy towards the COVID-19 Vaccine in a Random National Sample of Belgian Nursing Home Staff Members

Publication Type: Peer reviewed scientific article Authors: Marina Digregorio; Pauline Van Ngoc; Simon Delogne; Eline Meyers; Deschepper, Ellen; Els Duysburgh; Liselore De Rop; Tine De Burghgraeve; Anja Coen; Nele De Clercq; An De Sutter; Jan Y. Verbakel; ...

Pre-vaccination SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among staff and residents of nursing homes in Flanders (Belgium) in fall 2020

Elizaveta Padalko; Tom Geens; Piet Cools Source: Epidemiology and Infection, Volume 150 (2022) Keywords: Belgium nursing homes SARS-CoV-2 serology Abstract: Seroprevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome ...

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