Officials have revealed findings from an investigation after hundreds of people reported feeling sick after going to a celebration in the town of Berkel en Rodenrijs.

GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond and NVWA looked into the source of illnesses. The biggest cause of gastrointestinal complaints appeared to be norovirus. A total of 918

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Higher fridge temperatures in the homes of older people could be putting them at greater risk of Listeria infection, according to a study.

Researchers looked at the temperatures of domestic refrigerators in the Netherlands and the impact on listeriosis cases related to ready-to-eat (RTE) cooked meat products.

A survey among 1,020

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According to an analysis, the disease burden and associated costs caused by selected pathogens in the Netherlands increased in 2022.

Each year, RIVM investigates how many people become sick or die from gastrointestinal infections by examining 14 pathogens. These are mainly transmitted through food, but people can also come into

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A connection between extraintestinal infections and food is possible, but it is hard to prove a direct link, according to a Dutch agency.

Extraintestinal infections arise outside the intestines, especially in the urinary tract and bloodstream. An infection can occur because bacteria from feces have entered the urinary tract. There

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