M P Koopmans

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Ability to cause erythema migrans differs between Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato isolates
    Ellen Tijsse-Klasen
    Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, P, O, Box 1, 3720BA, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Parasit Vectors 6:23. 2013
  2. doi Profiling of humoral immune responses to influenza viruses by using protein microarray
    M Koopmans
    Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Screening, Center for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Microbiol Infect 18:797-807. 2012
  3. pmc Risk based culling for highly infectious diseases of livestock
    Dennis E Te Beest
    Department of Farm Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 7, 3584 CL, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Vet Res 42:81. 2011
  4. pmc Clostridium difficile is not associated with outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis in the elderly in the Netherlands
    S Svraka
    Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, Center for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, P O Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 29:677-82. 2010
  5. pmc Non-travel related Hepatitis E virus genotype 3 infections in the Netherlands; a case series 2004 - 2006
    Katrine Borgen
    Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and Environment RIVM, Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 8:61. 2008
  6. pmc General practitioner practices in requesting laboratory tests for patients with gastroenteritis in the Netherlands, 2001-2002
    Winette E van den Brandhof
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 7:56. 2006
  7. ncbi Transmission of H7N7 avian influenza A virus to human beings during a large outbreak in commercial poultry farms in the Netherlands
    Marion Koopmans
    Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Lancet 363:587-93. 2004
  8. ncbi Foodborne viruses
    Marion Koopmans
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 26:187-205. 2002
  9. ncbi Emerging viral zoonoses
    Marion Koopmans
    Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Acta Vet Scand Suppl 100:51-4. 2003
  10. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of human enteric caliciviruses in The Netherlands
    M Koopmans
    Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, 3720BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 181:S262-9. 2000

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Publications76

  1. pmc Ability to cause erythema migrans differs between Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato isolates
    Ellen Tijsse-Klasen
    Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, P, O, Box 1, 3720BA, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Parasit Vectors 6:23. 2013
    ..The variety of characteristic and non-specific clinical manifestations is partially explained by its genetic diversity. We investigated the ability of B. burgdorferi sl isolates to cause erythema migrans...
  2. doi Profiling of humoral immune responses to influenza viruses by using protein microarray
    M Koopmans
    Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Screening, Center for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Microbiol Infect 18:797-807. 2012
    ..Clinical and vaccination studies, but also exposure studies, should take these findings into consideration, as they may indicate some level of humoral immunity not measured by HI assays...
  3. pmc Risk based culling for highly infectious diseases of livestock
    Dennis E Te Beest
    Department of Farm Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 7, 3584 CL, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Vet Res 42:81. 2011
    ..the location of all farms in the area at risk, the moments when infected farms are detected, and an estimate of the distance-dependent probability of transmission...
  4. pmc Clostridium difficile is not associated with outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis in the elderly in the Netherlands
    S Svraka
    Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, Center for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, P O Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 29:677-82. 2010
    ..difficile. The high rate of false-positive EIA samples emphasises the need for second confirmation tests to diagnose CDI...
  5. pmc Non-travel related Hepatitis E virus genotype 3 infections in the Netherlands; a case series 2004 - 2006
    Katrine Borgen
    Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and Environment RIVM, Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 8:61. 2008
    ..We conducted a descriptive case series to generate hypotheses about possible risk factors for non-travel related HEV infections and to map the genetic diversity of HEV...
  6. pmc General practitioner practices in requesting laboratory tests for patients with gastroenteritis in the Netherlands, 2001-2002
    Winette E van den Brandhof
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 7:56. 2006
    ..In addition adherence of GPs to the guidelines for diagnostic test regime was ascertained...
  7. ncbi Transmission of H7N7 avian influenza A virus to human beings during a large outbreak in commercial poultry farms in the Netherlands
    Marion Koopmans
    Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Lancet 363:587-93. 2004
    ..Although the risk of transmission of these viruses to humans was initially thought to be low, an outbreak investigation was launched to assess the extent of transmission of influenza A virus subtype H7N7 from chickens to humans...
  8. ncbi Foodborne viruses
    Marion Koopmans
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 26:187-205. 2002
    ..With better surveillance, including typing information, outbreaks of foodborne infections could be reported faster to prevent further spread...
  9. ncbi Emerging viral zoonoses
    Marion Koopmans
    Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Acta Vet Scand Suppl 100:51-4. 2003
  10. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of human enteric caliciviruses in The Netherlands
    M Koopmans
    Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, 3720BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 181:S262-9. 2000
    ....
  11. ncbi Progress in understanding norovirus epidemiology
    Marion Koopmans
    Public Health Virology, ErasmusMC, Rotterdam and Virology, Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Screening, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 21:544-52. 2008
    ..This review focuses on studies that provide new knowledge needed to understand their transmission, pathogenesis, evolutionary changes and options for control...
  12. ncbi [Outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis, in particular due to the Norwalk virus: an underestimated problem]
    M P G Koopmans
    Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, Laboratorium voor Infectieziektediagnostiek en Perinatale Screening, afd Virologie, Postbus 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:2401-4. 2002
    ..The microbiological quality control of food is often still based on bacteriological contamination, and therefore viral contamination may remain unnoticed. Reverse transcriptase PCR is a recent diagnostic tool...
  13. ncbi European investigation into recent norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships: update
    M Koopmans
    National Institute of Public Health RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Euro Surveill 11:E060706.5. 2006
  14. doi Noroviruses in healthcare settings: a challenging problem
    M Koopmans
    Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hosp Infect 73:331-7. 2009
    ....
  15. pmc Early identification of common-source foodborne virus outbreaks in Europe
    Marion Koopmans
    Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1136-42. 2003
    ..We describe the setup and preliminary results of our system, which uses a Web-accessible central database to track viruses and provides the foundation for an early warning system of foodborne and other common-source outbreaks...
  16. ncbi Outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis: what's new in 2004?
    Marion Koopmans
    Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 18:295-9. 2005
    ..A review of outbreak reports was done to further our understanding of the burden of disease, common and rare modes of transmission, complications, and possibilities for control and prevention...
  17. ncbi Association of torovirus with acute and persistent diarrhea in children
    M P Koopmans
    Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 16:504-7. 1997
    ..To study the etiologic role of toroviruses as a cause of gastroenteritis in humans...
  18. pmc Age-stratified seroprevalence of neutralizing antibodies to astrovirus types 1 to 7 in humans in The Netherlands
    M P Koopmans
    Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 5:33-7. 1998
    ....
  19. pmc Poliovirus-specific immunoglobulin A in persons vaccinated with inactivated poliovirus vaccine in The Netherlands
    M M Herremans
    Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 4:499-503. 1997
    ..While the presence of secretory IgA in IPV-vaccinated persons has been documented previously, our findings suggest that mucosal priming with live virus is necessary to obtain an IgA response after IPV booster vaccination...
  20. ncbi Induction of mucosal immunity by inactivated poliovirus vaccine is dependent on previous mucosal contact with live virus
    T M Herremans
    Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Immunol 162:5011-8. 1999
    ..It is concluded that IPV vaccination alone is insufficient to induce a mucosal IgA response against poliovirus. In mucosally (OPV-) primed individuals, however, booster vaccination with IPV leads to a strong mucosal IgA response...
  21. ncbi Sensor, a population-based cohort study on gastroenteritis in the Netherlands: incidence and etiology
    M A de Wit
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 154:666-74. 2001
    ..However, additional prevention of viral infections, especially NLV, might significantly decrease the number of gastroenteritis cases in the community...
  22. ncbi Lessons from diagnostic investigations of patients with poliomyelitis and their direct contacts for the present surveillance of acute flaccid paralysis
    T Herremans
    Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Infect Dis 29:849-54. 1999
    ..9% of the AFP cases. This rate would have been increased to 92% through the use of the poliovirus-specific IgM ELISA. The IgM ELISA could serve as an important additional tool for the rapid diagnosis of poliomyelitis...
  23. pmc Molecular characterization of a wild poliovirus type 3 epidemic in The Netherlands (1992 and 1993)
    M N Mulders
    Laboratory of Virology, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Poliomyelitis, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 33:3252-6. 1995
    ..A more than 99% sequence similarity was found in the VP1/2A region. Finally, the sequence information was used to design primers for the specific and highly sensitive molecular detection of PV3 strains during the epidemic...
  24. ncbi Etiology of gastroenteritis in sentinel general practices in the netherlands
    M A de Wit
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Infect Dis 33:280-8. 2001
    ....
  25. pmc Gastroenteritis in sentinel general practices,The Netherlands
    M A de Wit
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:82-91. 2001
    ..A pathogen could be detected in almost 40% of patients (bacteria 16%, viruses 15%, parasites 8%)...
  26. ncbi Hospital admissions for rotavirus infection in the Netherlands
    M A de Wit
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Infect Dis 31:698-704. 2000
    ..9 per 1000, and the indirect estimate was 2.7 per 1000 in 1998 (1996, 3.4; 1997, 1.6). The proportion of hospitalizations for gastroenteritis attributable to RV ranged from 32% in 1997 to 58% in 1996...
  27. pmc Antibody responses to antigenic sites 1 and 3 of serotype 3 poliovirus after vaccination with oral live attenuated or inactivated poliovirus vaccine and after natural exposure
    T Herremans
    Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 7:40-4. 2000
    ..01). We conclude that the immune response to serotype 3 poliovirus in humans consists of both site 1- and site 3-specific antibodies and that these responses can be induced by either OPV or recent IPV vaccination...
  28. ncbi Guiding outbreak management by the use of influenza A(H7Nx) virus sequence analysis
    M Jonges
    Department of Virology, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Euro Surveill 18:20460. 2013
    ..The emergence of human adaptation marker PB2 E627K in human A(H7N9) cases parallels that of the fatal A(H7N7) human case in the Netherlands...
  29. ncbi [Avian influenza H5NI in Europe: little risk as yet to health in the Netherlands]
    A Timen
    Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, Centrum voor Infectieziektebestrijding, Postbus I, 372o BA Bilthoven
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:2547-9. 2005
    ..In order to address the long-term risk of a pandemic due to recombination of human and avian viruses or to mutations in the avian virus itself, guidelines for pandemic preparedness have been developed and implemented in the Netherlands...
  30. ncbi Swine-like hepatitis E viruses are a cause of unexplained hepatitis in the Netherlands
    M Herremans
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, Bilthoven, The Netheralnds
    J Viral Hepat 14:140-6. 2007
    ..We recommend including HEV tests in unexplained acute hepatitis patients, despite their travel history...
  31. pmc Use of serological assays for diagnosis of hepatitis E virus genotype 1 and 3 infections in a setting of low endemicity
    M Herremans
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM, Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 14:562-8. 2007
    ..We conclude that a combination of ELISA and immunoblotting is needed for acceptable specificity and sensitivity of HEV assays under conditions of low endemicity...
  32. pmc Bayesian estimation of hepatitis E virus seroprevalence for populations with different exposure levels to swine in The Netherlands
    M Bouwknegt
    Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology, Centre for Infectious Disease Control Netherlands, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 136:567-76. 2008
    ..By combining the results of five serological assays in a Bayesian stochastical model we confirmed that exposure to swine or their environment was associated with elevated HEV seroprevalence...
  33. ncbi The use of Bartonella henselae-specific age dependent IgG and IgM in diagnostic models to discriminate diseased from non-diseased in Cat Scratch Disease serology
    M Herremans
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Diagnostic Laboratory for infectious diseases and perinatal screening LIS, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Microbiol Methods 71:107-13. 2007
    ..Although the sensitivity of the ELISA remains low we conclude that the use of models using the combination of both IgM and IgG test results and age-depending factors can be a useful diagnostic tool in the serodiagnosis of CSD...
  34. doi Evaluation of an in-house cat scratch disease IgM ELISA to detect Bartonella henselae in a routine laboratory setting
    M Herremans
    Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, P O Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:147-52. 2009
    ..henselae is hampered by the low sensitivity and specificity of the assays when used in a routine laboratory setting. For this reason, a negative IgM or PCR result can never exclude CSD, especially with late sample collection...
  35. pmc Detection of hepatitis E virus-specific immunoglobulin a in patients infected with hepatitis E virus genotype 1 or 3
    M Herremans
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 14:276-80. 2007
    ..In both the type 1- and type 3-infected patients both the IgA and IgM responses disappeared simultaneously. We conclude that IgA detection is of limited value for the serodiagnosis of acute HEV cases, particularly with genotype 3...
  36. pmc A one-year intensified study of outbreaks of gastroenteritis in The Netherlands
    Y T H P van Duynhoven
    Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 133:9-21. 2005
    ..Salmonella, as the second foodborne pathogen, was mainly associated with raw shell eggs. These results stress the continuous need for food safety education, complementary to governmental regulation...
  37. pmc Molecular characterizations of human and animal group a rotaviruses in the Netherlands
    R van der Heide
    Microbiological Laboratory for Health Protection, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 43:669-75. 2005
    ..All bovine, porcine, and equine rotaviruses were within genotypes previously reported for these animal species...
  38. doi In search of hidden Q-fever outbreaks: linking syndromic hospital clusters to infected goat farms
    C C van den Wijngaard
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 139:19-26. 2011
    ..Real-time syndromic surveillance would have detected four of the other clusters in 2007, one in 2006 and two in 2005, which might have resulted in detection of Q-fever outbreaks up to 2 years earlier...
  39. pmc Norwalk-like calicivirus genes in farm animals
    W H van der Poel
    National Institute of Public Health, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 6:36-41. 2000
    ..While zoonotic transmission has not been proven, these findings suggest that calves and pigs may be reservoir hosts of NLVs...
  40. ncbi A dynamic case definition is warranted for adequate notification in an extended epidemic setting: the Dutch Q fever outbreak 2007-2009 as exemplar
    G Jaramillo-Gutierrez
    Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Euro Surveill 18:20606. 2013
    ..Therefore we recommend dynamic laboratory notification rules, by reviewing case definitions periodically in an ongoing epidemic, as in the Dutch Q fever outbreak...
  41. ncbi Oseltamivir-resistant influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus in Dutch travellers returning from Spain, August 2012
    A Meijer
    Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Screening, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Euro Surveill 17:20266. 2012
    ..Genetic analysis of the neuraminidase gene revealed the presence of previously described permissive mutations that may increase the likelihood of such strains emerging and spreading widely...
  42. pmc A comparison of gastroenteritis in a general practice-based study and a community-based study
    M A de Wit
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 127:389-97. 2001
    ..The incidence of gastroenteritis in general practices was estimated between 14 and 35 per 1000 person years...
  43. ncbi Experimental norovirus infections in non-human primates
    B H G Rockx
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Med Virol 75:313-20. 2005
    ..Further research on Norovirus susceptibility in rhesus macaques may yield an animal model to study the immune response and pathogenesis after Norovirus infection...
  44. ncbi Mucosal and systemic immunity against poliovirus in mice transgenic for the poliovirus receptor: the poliovirus receptor is necessary for a virus-specific mucosal IgA response
    A M Buisman
    Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 181:815-23. 2000
    ..PVRtg mice are a suitable model for the study of poliovirus-specific immunity and protection against poliovirus infection...
  45. pmc Epidemiology and genotype analysis of emerging sapovirus-associated infections across Europe
    Sanela Svraka
    Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, Center for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 48:2191-8. 2010
    ..The incidence of sapovirus infections in these countries suggests that a substantial part of Europe is affected by this virus...
  46. ncbi Natural history of human calicivirus infection: a prospective cohort study
    Barry Rockx
    Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Infect Dis 35:246-53. 2002
    ..SLV shedding subsided after 14 days. These data show that the durations of disease and viral shedding of caliciviruses are longer than has been described elsewhere. Therefore, the impact of these infections may have been underestimated...
  47. pmc Norovirus in captive lion cub (Panthera leo)
    Vito Martella
    University of Bari, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1071-3. 2007
    ..We report the identification of a novel enteric calicivirus, genetically related to human noroviruses of genogroup IV, in a lion cub that died of severe hemorrhagic enteritis...
  48. pmc Emergence of new norovirus variants on spring cruise ships and prediction of winter epidemics
    Linda Verhoef
    Center for Infectious Disease Control, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:238-43. 2008
    ..Internationally accepted guidelines are needed for reporting, investigating, and controlling norovirus illness on cruise ships in Europe...
  49. ncbi Foodborne viruses: an emerging problem
    Marion Koopmans
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan, 9, NL 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 90:23-41. 2004
    ....
  50. pmc Genetic analysis of the capsid gene of genotype GII.2 noroviruses
    Nobuhiro Iritani
    Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Virol 82:7336-45. 2008
    ..The data suggest that these changes were induced by selective pressure, driving virus evolution. Remarkably, this was observed only for nonrecombinant genomes, suggesting differences in behavior with recombinant strains...
  51. pmc Epidemic of genotype GII.2 noroviruses during spring 2004 in Osaka City, Japan
    Nobuhiro Iritani
    Laboratory of Microbiology, Osaka Prefecture University, 1 1 Gakuen cho, Sakai, Osaka 599 8531, Japan
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2406-9. 2008
    ..2 genotype norovirus strain caused an epidemic of acute gastroenteritis in Osaka, Japan. Phylogenetic analysis showed that this strain was distinct from all other GII.2 strains detected in Osaka City between April 1996 and March 2005...
  52. pmc Viral gastroenteritis outbreaks in Europe, 1995-2000
    Ben A Lopman
    Gastrointestinal Diseases Division, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, 61 Colindale Avenue, London, England
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:90-6. 2003
    ..We review these differences within the context of the sources of outbreak surveillance information, clinical definitions, and structures of the outbreak surveillance systems...
  53. doi High prevalence of prolonged norovirus shedding and illness among hospitalized patients: a model for in vivo molecular evolution
    J Joukje Siebenga
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 198:994-1001. 2008
    ..The severe impact on patients and hospitals and the potential role of prolonged shedders as a reservoir for viral antigenic variants lead us to stress the importance of confinement of outbreaks of NoV infection that occur in hospitals...
  54. doi No association between histo-blood group antigens and susceptibility to clinical infections with genogroup II norovirus
    Tamar Halperin
    Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences, The Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel
    J Infect Dis 197:63-5. 2008
    ..This is the largest study to test the association between NoVs, proven clinical infection with GII, and the ABO histo-blood group...
  55. ncbi An outbreak of diarrhea in a neonatal medium care unit caused by a novel strain of rotavirus: investigation using both epidemiologic and microbiological methods
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology and Training
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:665-70. 2002
    ..An investigation was conducted to determine risk factors for illness among neonates...
  56. pmc Avian influenza A virus (H7N7) associated with human conjunctivitis and a fatal case of acute respiratory distress syndrome
    Ron A M Fouchier
    Department of Virology and National Influenza Center, Erasmus Medical Center, Dr Molewaterplein 50, 3015 GE, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:1356-61. 2004
    ..Because H7N7 viruses have caused disease in mammals, including horses, seals, and humans, on several occasions in the past, they may be unusual in their zoonotic potential and, thus, form a pandemic threat to humans...
  57. ncbi Increase in viral gastroenteritis outbreaks in Europe and epidemic spread of new norovirus variant
    Ben Lopman
    Health Protection Agency, London, UK
    Lancet 363:682-8. 2004
    ..Highly publicised outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis in hospitals in the UK and Ireland and cruise ships in the USA sparked speculation about whether this reported activity was unusual...
  58. pmc Detecting emerging transmissibility of avian influenza virus in human households
    Michiel van Boven
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS Comput Biol 3:e145. 2007
    ..We discuss the applicability of our method for the detection of emerging human-to-human transmission of avian influenza viruses in particular, and for the analysis of within-household infection data in general...
  59. ncbi Measurement of antibodies to avian influenza virus A(H7N7) in humans by hemagglutination inhibition test
    Adam Meijer
    Section Virology, Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Screening, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Virol Methods 132:113-20. 2006
    ..In conclusion, by applying an HI-test using horse erythrocytes human antibodies against the avian A(H7N7) virus were detected with high sensitivity and specificity in an unexpectedly high proportion of exposed persons...
  60. ncbi Evidence of the etiological predominance of norovirus in gastroenteritis outbreaks--emerging new-variant and recombinant noroviruses in Hungary
    Gabor Reuter
    Regional Laboratory of Virology, ANTSZ Baranya County Institute of State Public Health Service, Pecs, Hungary
    J Med Virol 76:598-607. 2005
    ..Clusters of epidemics including food-borne outbreaks were detected. According to this study, noroviruses are the predominant etiological agents causing gastroenteritis outbreaks in Hungary...
  61. ncbi Food-borne norovirus outbreaks: a nuisance or more than that?
    Marion Koopmans
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 117:789-91. 2005
  62. ncbi Detection of noroviruses in shellfish in the Netherlands
    Ingeborg L A Boxman
    Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Regionale dienst Oost, P O Box 202, 7200 AE, Zutphen, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Microbiol 108:391-6. 2006
    ..Further surveillance of norovirus by detection and typing of viruses from patients with gastroenteritis and shellfish is warranted to clarify the causes of future outbreaks...
  63. ncbi Final analysis of Netherlands avian influenza outbreaks reveals much higher levels of transmission to humans than previously thought
    Arnold Bosman
    Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Euro Surveill 10:E050106.2. 2005
  64. ncbi Syndromic surveillance in the Netherlands for the early detection of West Nile virus epidemics
    Barry Rockx
    Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 6:161-9. 2006
    ..We conclude that, from 1999 to 2004, no evidence of WNV infection could be found in either humans or horses in The Netherlands...
  65. ncbi [West Nile virus also in the Netherlands?]
    Lutz Goehring
    Universiteit Utrecht
    Tijdschr Diergeneeskd 129:561. 2004
  66. ncbi Round-robin comparison of methods for the detection of human enteric viruses in lettuce
    Francoise S Le Guyader
    IFREMER, Laboratoire de Microbiologie, BP 21105, 44311 Nantes Cedex 03, France
    J Food Prot 67:2315-9. 2004
    ..Such development of sensitive methods for viral detection in foods other than shellfish is important to improve food safety...
  67. ncbi An efficient and rapid method for recovery of norovirus from food associated with outbreaks of gastroenteritis
    Ingeborg L A Boxman
    Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, Regionale dienst Oost, P O Box 202, 7200 AE, Zutphen, The Netherlands
    J Food Prot 70:504-8. 2007
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  68. ncbi Probabilities in norovirus outbreak diagnosis
    Erwin Duizer
    Center for Infectious Diseases Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Clin Virol 40:38-42. 2007
    ..Yet, diagnostic testing for norovirus is based mostly on RNA detection by RT-PCR, which is not widely available. While antigen detection tests (ELISAs) are easier to perform, they are in general less sensitive...
  69. pmc Epochal evolution of GGII.4 norovirus capsid proteins from 1995 to 2006
    J Joukje Siebenga
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Virol 81:9932-41. 2007
    ..The consistent association between the observed genetic findings and changes in epidemiology leads to the conclusion that population immunity plays a role in the epochal evolution of GGII.4 norovirus strains...
  70. pmc Inactivation of caliciviruses
    Erwin Duizer
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:4538-43. 2004
    ..The incomplete inactivation by ethanol and the high hypochlorite concentration needed for sufficient virus inactivation point to a concern for decontamination of fomites and surfaces contaminated with noroviruses and virus-safe water...
  71. ncbi Epidemic spread of recombinant noroviruses with four capsid types in Hungary
    Gabor Reuter
    Regional Laboratory of Virology, ANTSZ Baranya County Institute of State Public Health Service, Szabadság út 7, H 7623 Pecs, Hungary
    J Clin Virol 35:84-8. 2006
    ..More recently, naturally occurring recombinant noroviruses were described. These viruses had a distinct polymerase gene sequence (designated GGIIb/Hilversum) and were disseminated through waterborne and food-borne transmission in Europe...
  72. ncbi Failure to detect norovirus in a large group of asymptomatic individuals by Marshall et al. (Public Health Vol 118 (3) 230-233)
    Erwin Duizer
    Public Health 118:455-6; author reply 456-7. 2004
  73. pmc Etiological role of viruses in outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis in The Netherlands from 1994 through 2005
    Sanela Svraka
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Center for Infectious Disease Control, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 45:1389-94. 2007
    ..2%) outbreaks suspected of having viral etiologies remain unexplained. Increases in numbers of reported outbreaks may indicate undefined changes in the criteria for reporting or the emergence of new pathogens...
  74. ncbi Probiotic bacteria stimulate virus-specific neutralizing antibodies following a booster polio vaccination
    Michael de Vrese
    Federal Research Centre of Nutrition and Food, Institute of Physiology and Biochemistry of Nutrition, Hermann Weigmann Strasse 1, 24103 Kiel, Germany
    Eur J Nutr 44:406-13. 2005
    ..Even though positive effects of probiotics on respiratory tract infections have been reported, overall only few studies have examined effects on virus infections concerning organs other than the gastrointestinal tract...
  75. ncbi Cluster of cases of acute hepatitis associated with hepatitis E virus infection acquired in the Netherlands
    Marc Alain Widdowson
    European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology and Training, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Infect Dis 36:29-33. 2003
    ..Routine testing for HEV infection in patients with acute hepatitis in The Netherlands should be considered before a diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis is reached and steroid therapy is initiated...
  76. ncbi Seroepidemiology of hepatitis E virus in patients with non-A, non-B, non-C hepatitis in Hungary
    Annika Haagsman
    Diagnostic Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Perinatal Screening, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Med Virol 79:927-30. 2007
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