Risks rodent borne diseases in Paris

The Paris city council has set up a special campaign. The inhabitants have to go on a rat hunt. Literally. Among other things, they are obliged to use rat poison and set rat traps. If they refuse, they can get…

Viruskenner trailer!

Viruskenner 2019 is a wrap! What a beautiful edition. Enjoy the fresh Viruskenner trailer!…

Blog coach Carolien | Measles

Natural measles infection whips-out your immunological memory A four-fold increase in number of measles cases was reported in Europe in 2017 and was largely due to people refusing to be vaccinated (https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k795). Measles symptoms include runny nose, cough, high fever,…

Blog Eric van Gorp | Viruskenner 2019

A new year, a new edition Knowledge as an antidote This year around 1500 students in Suriname, Indonesia, Italy and the Netherlands will participate in and join the Viruskenner community. November 13, 2018 was the kick off of the Dutch…

HIV Next Gen this summer in Amsterdam | Be there!

A very special, inspirational, fun occasion   Are you between the ages of 15-21 and passionate about contributing to the global fight to end HIV/AIDS? Join HIV Next Generation, a FREE workshop designed for the next generation of leaders in…

New blog coach Carolien: The recent Ebola outbreak

The recent Ebola outbreak asks for creative solutions   As a virus-fighter I follow the news about the recent Ebola outbreak in Congo with special interest, since I was involved in training specialized research teams to fight the previous Ebola…

Sickness comes on horseback, but departs on foot

“Sickness comes on horseback, but departs on foot” is an old Dutch saying what is so true for neurological infectious diseases. Most of the times you are healthy one day and you have a life treathening illness the next day.…

Even veterinarians can get ill

For this blog, I would like to continue on the topic that Wesley de Jong started in his last blog on the 30th of April ‘Medical doctors become sick as well’ and would like to add that apparently even veterinarians…

Fight against chikungunya

Last weeks were quite turbulent. After a great start of the Viruskenner project 2015 in the Erasmus Medical Center, I first flew to Surabaya, in Indonesië, to start the project over there as well. Back from Surabaya I flew almost…

Medical doctors become sick as well

I must say, I’m a happy person: I’m able to combine one of my hobbies with some of my daily work; travel to distant countries and being coach of Viruskenner Surabaya, Indonesia. As you might have read on our website,…