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”.
Hospital care at home (HAD) is an approach which still requires work in Belgium but most definitely fulfils certain patients’ medical and social needs.

Wallonia “loses” 100 GPs in a year

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 15:12
In 2014, Wallonia “lost” 100 GPs, while Flanders “gained” 140. 
Pharmaceutical companies have been able to request anticipated interventions for innovative medicines from the Inami since 2014.
Complaisance certificates concern 80 to 85% of complaints sent to the Order of Doctors, according to the vice-president Jean-Jacques Rombouts.
Two thirds of Belgian businesses have to deal with psychosocial and muscular-skeletal risks to their staff managers.

Ozone: air quality improves

Sunday, 05 July 2015 23:30
Air quality improved on Sunday, after Ozone levels were too high for five days running earlier this week.
High-risk populations, specifically homeless people, are especially vulnerable during heat waves, insisted various social actors on Wednesday.
Ozone concentration levels may well exceed the European information threshold (180 µg/m³) everywhere in Belgium on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Belgian Interregional Environment Agency (IRCEL - CELINE).

Western Europe hit by a dangerous heat wave

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:46
Western Europe has been hit by a dangerous heat wave, the first of the summer. It is expected to last a few days.