Thus far 70 wild boars have tested positive for African swine fever, Wallonia’s Minister of Agriculture, René Collin, said on Tuesday after receiving a report on the latest tests from the region’s Wildlife Health Monitoring Network.
Certimed and Mediwe, companies that carry out medical examinations, say current labour legislation needs to be amended given the shortage of doctors required to check, at the request of an employer, whether an employee has a legitimate medical reason to be absent from work.
One Federal Police Service vehicle in six is too polluting to be used in Brussels and Antwerp since the two cities have imposed low emission zones (LEZ), preventing the most polluting vehicles from entering their territory, La dernière heure, Het Laatste Nieuws and De Morgen reported Monday.
Supermarket chain Colruyt has issued a recall notice for its cheese croquettes, after they were found to contain traces of shrimp.

“80% inmates use drugs”

Thursday, 04 October 2018 16:56
“Nearly 80% of inmates use drugs,” a doctor from Saint-Gilles prison says in Sudpresse Thursday headlines.

UZ Brussels tests new treatment for melanoma

Thursday, 04 October 2018 16:42
A patient with melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer, received this week a new treatment within the context of a study at UZ Brussels, the university hospital linked with Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) announced Thursday.
Alcoholiics Anonynmous (AA) has between 2,000 and 4,000 members in Wallonia and Brussels, most of them male, AA Regional Administrator Jean-Noël De Meyer said on Wednesday.
The wildlife health monitoring network in Wallonia on Friday confirmed three new cases of African swine fever found in dead wild boars.
Thirteen countries have now officially announced the suspension of any Belgian pork imports, following the discovery of ten dead wild boars infected with African swine fever in Wallonia, according to the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (Afsca).
More and more employees regularly go to work on their bike and receive a bicycle indemnity.