IMT (Tropical Medicine Institute) is starting the first Belgian research project aiming to assess if an HIV prevention treatment can be implemented on Thursday, reveals the Antwerp-based institute.

New Sierra Leone Ebola case

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 01:57
Following the death of a sixty-seven-year-old victim of the Ebola virus at the end of August, upon discovery of a new case in the north of Sierra Leone the patient has been placed in quarantine, announced the country’s President Ernest Bai Koroma on Sunday.
With 1,750 new cases in Belgium every year and a 50% death rate when detected late, oral cancer remains one of the most dangerous types of cancer, according to the non-profit Chambres Syndicales Dentaires (Professional Dental Associations) at a press conference on Wednesday, on the side-lines of the European dental…
According to a study done by the Belgian Pharmacists Association (APB), 1,200 people a year are put in danger by the lack in availability of certain medicines, La Dernière Heure said on Monday.
A team of researchers at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) has found the “key” to very aggressive breast cancers.
A dairy farm in Limbourg has been quarantined and all livestock slaughtered after bovine tuberculosis was found to be present.
Around 10 million Europeans have Hepatitis B or C, which means cases of the illness are on the rise in Europe, the European Centre for the Prevention of Illness (EDCD) said on Monday.
A team of hepatologists has been studying ways to eradicate hepatitis C within 10 or 15 years.

There might not be enough flu vaccines

Monday, 27 July 2015 15:27
The arrival of GSK’s new active vaccine against 4 strains of the flu virus, Alpharix Tetra, could destabilise the market and mean some patients don’t get it, Le Soir said on Monday.
The health department of Liège council revealed via a press release on Wednesday that several vulnerable people, mostly homeless, had been diagnosed with a particularly contagious type of “Norwegian scabies”.