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Predicting the severity of the grass pollen season and the effect of climate change in Northwest Europe

are major questions often posed by those with allergic rhinitis: How should I prepare for the forthcoming season? How will the season’s severity develop over the years? No country yet provides clear ...

Unravelling data for rapid evidence-based response to COVID-19: a summary of the unCoVer protocol

Europe and elsewhere. unCoVer aims to exploit the full potential of this information to rapidly address clinical and epidemiological research questions arising from the evolving pandemic. Methods and ...

Flanders and Brussels join forces to tackle animal testing

and institutions. This includes using human material in cell and tissue cultures (in vitro), or computer models (in silico). “These new, innovative techniques play a very important role in answering questions ...

WGS- versus ORF5-Based Typing of PRRSV: A Belgian Case Study.

analysing (nearly) complete genomes. Finally, we also identified several vaccine-derived recombinant strains, which once more raises the question of the safety of these vaccines. Manuscript versions:  DOI:  ...

Health expectancies in the European Union: same concept, different methods, different results

The HLE methods differ in definition, measurement and valuation of health states. While SPH- HLE relies directly on one question, DW- HLE relies on epidemiological data adjusted for DW. Spearman’s r, ...

Quantitative decision making in animal health surveillance: Bovine Tuberculosis Surveillance in Belgium as case study.

surveillance system in Belgium was questionable at the time of the study, this exercise highlighted that not only sensitivity but specificity also are key drivers of surveillance performance. The quantitative ...

Closing schools for SARS-CoV-2: a pragmatic rapid recommendation

those were insufficient to mitigate the exponential rise of infections in October. Children were still receiving all lessons at school at that time and it was questioned whether this position was tenable. ...

Global Burden of Animal Diseases: A novel approach to understanding and managing disease in livestock and aquaculture

broad question: what should a system to measure the animal disease burden on society look like and what value would it add? Moreover, it aims to do this in such a way as to be accessible by a wide ...

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