Sciensano expects a new wave of Covid-19 in mid-October in Belgium: this will depend on the fall vaccination coverage

The consequences of this wave (number of contaminations, hospitalizations, etc.) will depend on the fall vaccination coverage. Between September 16 and 22, an average of 58 people infected with the coronavirus were hospitalized each day (+4% compared to the previous seven days). Currently, 731 coronavirus-positive people are being treated in hospital (+3%), including 51 patients … Read more

Coronavirus: Belgium should expect a new wave in mid-October, according to Sciensano

Belgium should expect a new wave of Covid-19 in mid-October, according to scientific models, indicates the Public Health Institute Sciensano in its bulletin published on Friday. The consequences of this wave (number of contaminations, hospitalizations, etc.) will depend on the fall vaccination coverage. Between September 16 and 22, an average of 58 people infected with … Read more

Asian tiger mosquito on the rise: Sciensano questions Belgians

The Asian tiger mosquito is on the rise in Europe. According to Sciensano, it is only a matter of time before tropical infectious diseases will also be transmitted to us by these mosquitoes. — ©  rr Experts fear that the advance of the Asian tiger mosquito will also cause more tropical infectious diseases in our … Read more

Asian tiger mosquito on the rise: Sciensano questions Belgians

The Asian tiger mosquito is on the rise in Europe. According to Sciensano, it is only a matter of time before tropical infectious diseases will also be transmitted to us by these mosquitoes. — ©  rr Hasselt – Experts fear that the advance of the Asian tiger mosquito will also cause more tropical infectious diseases … Read more

Sciensano warns against atypical monkeypox virus disease

©  via REUTERS According to health institute Sciensano, it is also possible that an infection with the monkeypox virus has an atypical clinical picture. “It concerns only one skin injury or no skin lesions, and, for example, only anal pain and bleeding,” it sounds in a new guideline for healthcare providers on Tuesday. Bron: BELGIAN … Read more

Women and people who are overweight are at greater risk of long-term covid – Health

Women and overweight people are more likely to have long-term covid. This is shown by research by health institute Sciensano. Participants in the study most often complain of fatigue or exhaustion months after an infection. With the COVIMPACT study, Sciensano wants to learn more about long-term covid and its long-term effects on physical, mental and … Read more

Follow along: Sciensano and Institute of Tropical Medicine seek help to map tiger mosquitoes

Javier Rebolledo, project manager at Sciensano, calls on us to search for tiger mosquitoes and thus contribute to public health. “After stinging an infected person, a tiger mosquito can transmit viruses of certain infections such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika fever to other people. That is why we want to monitor the presence of this … Read more

Sciensano investigates suspected cases of hepatitis in children up to seven months ago

© BELGA Sciensano goes back to October 1 to investigate suspected cases for the unknown form of acute hepatitis in children. That says Steven Van Gucht, virologist at the health institute. Bron: BELGIAN Friday, April 29, 2022 at 8:48 PM In Belgium there are now two confirmed cases. It concerns two children under the age … Read more

Sciensano investigates suspected cases of hepatitis in children up to seven months ago

© BELGA Sciensano goes back to October 1 to investigate suspected cases for the unknown form of acute hepatitis in children. That says Steven Van Gucht, virologist at the health institute. Bron: BELGIAN Yesterday at 18:43 In Belgium there are now two confirmed cases. It concerns two children under the age of 10 who were … Read more

Pandemic weighs on our minds: loneliness and depression peak

©  Getty Images/iStockphoto Hasselt – After almost two years, the corona crisis is weighing more and more on our minds: no less than 34 percent of Belgian adults are dissatisfied with their lives today. Nearly a quarter of the population suffers from depression and anxiety disorders. This is evident from Sciensano’s health survey. Ruben Steegen … Read more