SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

OD Public Health and Surveillance 

Infectious diseases (sentinel laboratories)

Update : 20//01/2014

Objectives


Methods


Year of implementation

from 1983


Persons to contact

Geneviève Ducoffre Tel. : + 32 2 642 57 77


Level of accomplishment


Publications

  1. Articles published in scientific journals
    1. Wattiau P, Govaerts M, Frangoulidis D, Fretin D, Kissling E, Van Hessche M, China B, Poncin M, Pirenne Y, Hanquet G.
      Immunologic Response of Unvaccinated Workers Exposed to Anthrax, Belgium
      Emerging Infectious Diseases Vol. 15, No. 10, October 2009
    2. Fenoll A, Granizo JJ, Aguilar L, Giménez MJ, Aragoneses-Fenoll L, Hanquet G, Casal J, Tarragó D.
      Temporal Trends of Invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotypes and Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns in Spain from 1979 to 2007
      J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Apr;47(4):1012-20. Epub 2009 Feb 18.
    3. Hanquet G , Sabbe M, Ducoffre G, Lernout T.
      Epidemiological impact of Rotavirus vaccines in Belgium
      Ped. Inf. Dis. Journal, volume 28, number 6, June 2009
    4. Ducoffre G, Quoilin S.
      Seasonality of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Belgium, 2000-2008
      Ped. Inf. Dis. Journal, volume 28, number 6, June 2009
    5. Defraye A, Crucitti T, Ducoffre G, Mak R, Sasse A.
      Incidence des infections à Neisseria gonorrhoeae en Belgique : tendances 2000-2006
      Rev Med Brux 2009; 30: 53-8
    6. Clement J, Vercauteren J, Verstraeten W, Ducoffre G, Barrios J, Vandamme AM, Maes P, Van Ranst M.
      Relating increasing hantavirus incidences to the changing climate: the mast connection
      Int J Health Geogr. 2009 Jan 16;8:1.
    7. Clement J, Vercauteren J, Verstraeten W, Ducoffre G, Vandamme AM, Maes P, Van Ranst M.
      Global Warming and rising Hantavirus Incidence in Belgium: of Mast, Mice and Men
      J Clin Virol 2009; 44 (Suppl. 1) S 10.
    8. Tersago K, Verhagen R, Servais A, Heyman P, Ducoffre G, Leirs H.
      Hantavirus disease (nephropathia epidemica) in Belgium: effects of tree seed production and climate
      Epidemiol Infect. 2009 Feb;137(2):250-6.
    9. Bilcke J, Van Damme P, De Smet F, Hanquet G, Van Ranst M, Beutels P.
      The health and economic burden of rotavirus disease in Belgium
      Eur J Pediatr. 2008 Dec;167(12):1409-19.
    10. Hoek M, Hanquet G, Heuberger S, Stefanoff P, Zucs P, Ramsay M, Stuart J.
      A European survey on public health policies for managing cases of meningococcal disease and their contacts
      Euro Surveill. 2008 Mar 6;13(10).
    11. Hanquet G.
      Markante infectieziekteclusters binnen en buiten Europa
      Vlaams Infectieziektebulletin, nr. 65/2008/3, 12-3.
    12. Clement J, Maes P, Ducoffre G, Van Loock F, Van Ranst M.
      Hantaviruses : underestimated respiratory viruses
      Clin Infect Dis. 2008:46, 477-9.
    13. Hanquet G.
      Markante infectieziekteclusters binnen en buiten Europa
      Vlaams Infectieziektebulletin, nr. 62 2007/4, 19.
    14. Hanquet G.
      Markante infectieziekteclusters binnen en buiten Europa
      Vlaams Infectieziektebulletin, nr. 61 2007/3, 16-7.
    15. Burckhardt F, Kissling E.
      The Disease Detectives': a comic perspective on outbreak investigations
      Euro Surveill. 2007 Nov 22;12(11).
    16. Lernout T, Kissling E, Hutse V, Top G.
      Clusters of measles cases in Jewish orthodox communities in Antwerp, epidemiologically linked to the United Kingdom: a preliminary report
      Euro Surveill. 2007 Nov 15;12(11).
    17. Heyman P, Cochez C, Ducoffre G, Mailles A, Zeller H, Abu Sin M, Koch J, van Doornum G, Koopmans M, Mossong J, Schneider F.
      Haemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome: an analysis of the outbreaks in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 2005
      Euro Surveill. 2007 May 1;12(5).
    18. Linard C, Lamarque P, Heyman P, Ducoffre G, Luyasu V, Tersago K, Vanwambeke SO, Lambin EF.
      Determinants of the geographic distribution of Puumala virus and Lyme borreliosis infections in Belgium
      Int J Health Geogr. 2007 May 2;6:15.
    19. Quoilin S, Hutse V, Vandenberghe H, Claeys C, Verhaegen E, De Cock L, Van Loock F, Top G, Van Damme P, Vranckx R, Van Oyen H.
      A population-based prevalence study of Hepatitis A, B and C virus using oral fluid in Flanders, Belgium
      Eur J Epidemiol. 2007;22(3):195-202.
    20. Quoilin S, Lambion N, Mak R, Denis O, Lammens C, Struelens M, Maes S, Goossens H.
      Soft tissue infections in Belgian rugby players due to Streptococcus pyogenes emm type 81.0
      Eurosurveillance weekly releases 2006;11(12).
    21. Quoilin S, Thomas I, Gerard C, Maes S, Haucotte G, Gerard M, Van Laethem Y, Snacken R, Hanquet G, Brochier B, Robesyn E.
      Management of potential human cases of influenza A/H5N1: lessons from Belgium
      Eurosurveillance 2006 Janvier 26;11(1).
    22. Van Borm S, Thomas I, Hanquet G, Lambrecht B, Boschmans M, Dupont G, Decaestecke r M, Snacken R, van den Berg T.
      Highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza virus in smuggled Thai eagles, Belgium
      Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 May;11(5): 702-5 (IF: 5.643, 2004).
    23. Snacken R, Hanquet G, Maes S, Brochier B.
      Grippe aviaire : quelle menace pour la santé publique ?
      Revue Médicale de Bruxelles 2005, 26(6)
    24. Mailles A, Abu Sin M, Ducoffre G, Heyman P, Koch J, Zeller H.
      Larger than usual increase in cases of hantavirus infections in Belgium, France and Germany, June 2005
      Eurosurveillance Vol. 10 Jul-Sept 2005 198-200
    25. Suetens C, Snacken R, Hanquet G, Brochier B, Maes S, Thomas I, Yane F, van den Berg T, Lambrecht B and Van Borm S.
      Eagles testing positive for H5N1 imported illegally into Europe from Thailand
      Eurosurveillance 2004, 9, 4, 59-60.
    26. De Schrijver K, Robesyn E, Top G, Hanquet G.
      Outbreak of hepatitis A in Flemish Belgium, July-August 2004
      Eurosurveillance 2004, 9, 3, 24-5.
    27. Sasse A, Defraye A, Ducoffre G.
      Recent syphilis trends in Belgium and enhancement of STI surveillance systems
      Eurosurveillance 2004, 9, 12, 5-6.
    28. Hanquet G, Gilbert V, Covas A, Vandenberg O, Dediste A, Gérard M, De Mol P, Coppens M, Reynders D, Suetens C.
      A case of imported cholera from India reported in Brussels
      Eurosurveillance 2004, 8, 30.
    29. Hanquet G, Goossens H, Top G, Pirenne Y, Gilbert V, De Schrijver K, Vergison A, Ducoffre G, Van Cleemput E, Suetens C.
      Severe disease due to group A streptococcus in Belgium
      Eurosurveillance 2004; 8, 26, 22-3.
    30. Hanquet G, Carion F.
      Meningococcal serogroup C disease and vaccination in Belgium
      Int J Infect Dis, March 2004: Vol 8, Suppl. 1, 11th ICID abstract n 18.001
    31. Hanquet G, Ducoffre G, Van Loock F.
      Toename van syfilis en andere seksueel overdraagbare infecties : studie van het peillaboratoriumnetwerk
      Epidemiologisch Bulletin van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, N°43, 2003/1
    32. Ducoffre G.
      La maladie de Lyme, pensons-y …
      Revue de Médecine Générale N°194, juin 2002
    33. Van Damme P, Thyssen A, Van Loock F.
      Epidemiology of hepatitis C in Belgium : present and future
      Acta Gastroenterol Belg. 2002 Apr-Jun; 65(2):78-9
    34. Thyssen A, Van Loock F.
      Parvovirus B 19 of de vijfde kinderziekte
      Epidemiologisch Bulletin van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, april 2002, nummer 42
    35. Gallay A, Van Loock F, Demarest S, Van der Heyden J, Jans B, Van Oyen H.
      Belgian Coca-Cola Related Outbreak : intoxication, mass sociogenic illness or both?
      Am J Epidemiol. 2002 Jan 15; 155(2):140-7
    36. Hanquet G, Carion F, Van Loock F.
      Evolutions des infections à méningocoques en Belgique.
      Percentile, Vol 6, N°5:128-132. Décembre 2001
    37. Van Loock F, Ducoffre G, Carion F.
      Meningokokkeninfecties : staan we voor een nieuwe epidemie?
      Epidemiologisch Bulletin van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, 2001, nummer 36, 4-7
    38. De Schrijver K, Van Bouwel E, Mortelmans L, Van Rossom P, De Beukelaer T, Vael C, Dirven K, Goossens H, Leven M, Ronveaux O.
      An outbreak of legionnaires' disease among visitors to a fair in Belgium in 1999

      Eurosurveillance 2000; 5 : 115-9
    39. Maes N, Struelens M, Dinne K et al.
      Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) typing of Legionella pneumophila for identifying the source of an international outbreak of legionellosis in a Belgian hotel.
      5th International Conference on Legionella, Ulm (Germany), 26-29/09/2000. Abstract book p 51
    40. Ronveaux O, Quoilin S, Van Loock F, Lheureux P, Struelens M, Butzler JP.
      A Campylobacter coli foodborne outbreak in Belgium
      Acta Clin Belg. 2000 ;55(6):307-11
    41. Van Loock F, Ducoffre G, Dumont J-M, Libotte-Chasseur ML, Imberechts H, Gouffaux M, Houins-Roulet J, Lamsens G, De Schrijver K, Bin N, Moreau A, De Zutter L, Daube G.
      Analysis of foodborne disease in Belgium in 1997
      Acta Clin Belg. 2000; 55(6):300-6
    42. Ronveaux O, Quoilin S, Van Loock F.
      Infectious disease surveillance in Belgium during the Euro 2000 football tournament
      Eurosurveillance weekly, 22 June 2000.
    43. Ducoffre G, Cauchie P, Simpson S.
      Respiratory Syncytial Virus Epidemiology in Belgium
      ESPID 2000, Noordwijk, 3-5/05/2000; Abstract book p 74
    44. Ducoffre G.
      Registratieoverzichten : peillaboratoria
      Epidemiologisch Bulletin van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap (trimestriel)
    45. Ronveaux O, Van Loock F, Dinne K et al.
      An international outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in a Belgian hotel.
      9th International Congress on Infectious Diseases, Buenos Aires, 10-13/04/2000; Abstract book p 230
    46. Van Loock F, Ronveaux O, Dinne K et al.
      Een Legionellabesmetting na een hotelbezoek in het zuiden van het land
      Epidemiologisch Bulletin van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap 2000; No 1:8.
    47. Van Loock F, Thomas I, Clement J, Ghoos S, Colson P.
      A case-control study after a hantavirus infection outbreak in the south of Belgium : who is at risk ?
      Clin Infect Dis. 1999; 28(4):834-9
    48. Van Pelt W, Ronveaux O, Gallay A et al.
      Een explosie van Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) in België : een grensoverschrijdende problematiek ?
      Infectieziekten Bulletin 1999 N°3
    49. Van Loock F.
      De ziekte van Lyme
      Epidemiologisch Bulletin van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap 1999/2 (n°26)
    50. Crowcroft N, Infuso A, Ilef D, Le Guenno B, Desenclos JC, Van Loock F, Cleent J.
      Risk factors for human hantavirus infection : Franco-Belgian collaborative case-control study during 1995-6 epidemic
      BMJ 1999; 319(7206):379
    51. Quoilin S, Dupont Y, Van Loock F et al.
      Electronic surveillance in the sentinel laboratory network in Belgium
      Arch Public Health 1999;57(supp.1):14
    52. Ducoffre G.
      Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases
      Arch Public Health 1999;57(5):217-9
    53. Van Loock F.
      Notification of communicable diseases
      Arch Public Health 1999;57(5):311-24
    54. Piérard D, Crowcroft N, De Bock S, Potters D, Crabbe G, Van Loock F, Lauwers S.
      A case-control study of sporadic infection with O157 and non-O157 verocytotoxin-producing E. coli
      Epidemiol. Infect. 1999; 122(3):359-65
    55. Van Loock F, Gallay A, Demarest S, Van Der Heyden J, Van Oyen H.
      Outbreak of Coca-Cola-related illness in Belgium : a true association
      Lancet, 1999; 354(9179):680-1
    56. Van Loock F.
      Notification of Communicable Diseases
      European Union for School and University Health and Medicine.
      Newsletter, august 1998; 20-29
    57. Van Loock F, Ducoffre G.
      Overzicht van infectieziekten, geregistreerd door de peillaboratoria in 1997
      Epidemiologisch Bulletin van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap 1998 (n°24)
    58. Van Loock F.
      Infectious disease surveillance: early Warning Systems and Public Health Interventions in a Belgian and European Perspective
      Acta Clin Belg. 1994;49(5):236-42.
    59. Ducoffre G, Walckiers D, Glupczynski Y, Verbist L, Verhaegen J, Yourassowsky E.
      Evolution des infections à pneumocoques en Belgique de 1986 à 1991
      Trends in pneumococcal infections in Belgium from 1986 to 1991
      Acta Clin Belg. 1993;48(3):148-55.
    60. Walckiers D, Piot P, Stroobant A, Van der Veken J, Declercq E.
      Declining trends in some sexually diseases in Belgium between 1983 and 1989
      Genitourin Med. 1991 Oct;67(5):374-7.
    61. Walckiers D, Stroobant A, Yourassowsky E, Lion J, Cornelis R.
      A sentinel network of microbiological laboratories as a tool for surveillance of infectious diseases in Belgium
      Epidemiol Infect. 1991; 106(2):297-303.
  2. Abstracts of communications (available on request)
    1. Kissling E, Wattiau P, China B, Poncin M, Fretin D, Pirenne Y, Hanquet G.
      Bacillus anthracis in a wool processing factory: Sensitisation among factory workers
      2008 European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE), Berlin 19-21 Nov 2008
    2. Hanquet G, Kissling E, Tarragà D, Fenoll A, Varon E, George R, Hausdorff W, Lernout T, Verhaegen J.
      Dynamic changes of three non-vaccine pneumococcal serotypes in Spain, France, Belgium and England & Wales, 1996–2006
      6th International Symposium on Pneumococci & Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD-6), 8 -12 June 2008, Reykjavik, Iceland
    3. Hanquet G.
      Evolution des IPD, méningocoques et rotavirus: impact épidémiologique après l’introduction du vaccin
      Rencontres inter-hospitalières de microbiologie clinique pratique. Hôpital de Tivoli, 29/11/2007
    4. Hanquet G, Lernout T, Verhaegen J.
      Epidémiologie des infections invasives à pneumocoque suite à l’introduction du vaccin conjugué en Belgique
      23th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases». Brussels, 22/11/2007
    5. Kissling E, Wattiau P, China B, Poncin M, Fretin D, Pirenne Y, Hanquet G.
      Bacillus anthracis in wool processing factory workers: Wool sorters and cashmere processors beware
      2007 European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE), Stockholm, 18-20 Oct 2007
    6. Stuart J, Hoek M, Hanquet G, Heuberger S, Stefanoff P, Zucs P.
      Varying guidance for treatment of contacts of meningococcal disease across Europe
      2007 European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE), Stockholm, 18-20 Oct 2007
    7. Hanquet G, Carion F, Lernout T, Top G, Swennen B.
      Impact of the conjugate vaccine on meningococcal C disease in Belgium: do different regional campaigns make a difference?
      2007 European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE), Stockholm 18-20 Oct 2007
    8. Kissling E, Lernout T, Verhaegen J, Hanquet G.
      Sensitivities of Invasive Pneumoccocal Disease surveillance systems in Belgium: capture-recapture study in children October 2005 - September 2006
      2007 European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE), Stockholm 18-20 Oct 2007
    9. Lernout T, Hanquet G, Verhaegen J.
      Epidemiology of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease after introduction of the conjugate vaccine: the Belgian experience
      2007 European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE), Stockholm 18-20 Oct 2007
    10. Clement J, Maes P, Lagrou K, Ducoffre G, Van Ranst M.
      Predicting hantavirus outbreaks and Lyme borreliosis peaks in Belgium - and Europe : of mast, mice and men
      7 th International Congress on Hantaviruses, Buenos Aires, 13-15 June 2007
    11. Hanquet G, Carion F, Top G, Swennen B, Lernout T.
      Meningococcal serogroup C disease evolution according to regional vaccination patterns in Belgium, 2001-2006
      9th conference of the European Monitoring Group for Meningococci (EMGM), Rome ( Italy), May 30th-June 1st, 2007
    12. Carion F, Hanquet G, Bertrand S, Collard JM.
      Epidemiology and surveillance of meningococcal disease in Belgium, 2005-2006
      9th conference of the European Monitoring Group for Meningococci (EMGM), Rome ( Italy), May 30th-June 1st, 2007
    13. Defraye A, Ducoffre G, Hanquet G, Sasse A.
      Increase of syphilis diagnoses in Belgium and need for further information on re-infections
      ISSTDR 2007
    14. Heyman P, Cochez C, Ducoffre G, Luyasu C, Vandenvelde C.
      Anaplamsosis in Belgium : a six-year surveillance
      IMED 2007
    15. Dupont Y, Hanquet G.
      Surveillance in Belgium
      Meeting of the Basic surveillance network, Prague, Mars 2006
    16. Hanquet G, Lernout T.
      Surveillance of IPD in Belgium
      IPD Technical Committee Meeting, Bruxelles, 12/12/2006
    17. Melin P, Hayette MP, Ducoffre G, De Mol P.
      Early-onset neonatal sepsis or meningitis in Belgium, in the era of prevention for perinatal group B streptococcal diseases
      Icaac 2006, G-0864, San Francisco, September 27-30, 2006
    18. Clement J, Maes P, Lagrou K, Ducoffre G, Van Ranst M.
      Predicting hantavirus outbreaks and Lyme borreliosis peaks in Belgium : the mouse connection
      12th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID), Lisbon, Portugal, June 15-18, 2006
    19. Hanquet G, Lernout T.
      Burden of rotavirus disease in Belgium in the pre-vaccine era
      12 th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID), Lisbon, Portugal, June 15-18, 2006
    20. Luyasu V, Ducoffre G, Heyman P.
      Who protects the travellers?
      A Gift for Europe, International Scientific Working Group on TBE, Vienne, 25 avril 2006
    21. Hanquet G.
      Surveillance de l'influenza aviaire chez l'homme
      Bruxelles, Commission Affaires Sociales du Sénat, 26/10/2005
    22. Ducoffre G.
      Surveillance des IST par le réseau des laboratoires vigies
      Bruxelles, Séminaire sur la surveillance des IST en Belgique, 29/09/2005
    23. Hanquet G.
      Surveillance des maladies infectieuses par le réseau des laboratoires vigies
      Bruxelles, Séminaire de pédiatrie, Hôpital St-Pierre, 17/02/2005
    24. Ducoffre G, Hanquet G.
      Réseau des Laboratoires Vigies : contribution à la surveillance nationale et internationale
      Bruxelles, 20ème Séminaire, Diagnostic et surveillance des maladies infectieuses, 26/11/2004
    25. Hanquet G, Carion F, Collard JM.
      Invasive meningococcal C disease in Belgium
      Bruxelles, ISP, Séminaire " Epidemiology of invasive meningococcal infections in Belgium and Quebec ", 04/05/2004
    26. Hanquet G.
      Evaluation de la situation sanitaire en Belgique
      Bruxelles, SPF santé Publique, Visite d'une délégation du Maroc, 07/05/2004
    27. Dupont Y, Drieskens S.
      Interactive analysis of Belgian vital statistics in the Internet
      Leuven, 23/10/2003
    28. Hanquet G, Ducoffre G, Dupont Y et al.
      Surveillance of STI in Belgium, 1998-2002
      Bruxelles, 19ème Séminaire, Diagnostic et surveillance des maladies infectieuses, 30/09/2003
    29. Carion F, Hanquet G, Collard J-M.
      Epidemiology of meningococcal C disease in Belgium one year after a mass immunisation campaign
      Lanzarote, Spain, Meeting of the European Monitoring Group for Meningococci (EMGM), 26/09/2003
    30. Hanquet G.
      WIV Peillaboratoria netwerk : SOA gegevens
      Antwerpen, réunion WVVH , 12/05/2003
    31. Hutse V, Hanquet G.
      Surveillance van zeldzame infectieuze aandoeningen bij kinderen & detectie van mazelenantistoffen in speeksel
      Hasselt, 25/03/2003
    32. Ducoffre G, Van Casteren V.
      Epidémiologie des Maladies Infectieuses
      Institut P. Lambin, Bruxelles, le 14/10/2002
    33. Hanquet G.
      Surveillance van infektieuze aandoeningen
      Cours de " Milieugezondheidkunde ", Formation en Médecine du Travail et Santé Publique, RUG, Gent, 31/05/2002
    34. Hanquet G.
      Meningococcal disease serogroup C in Belgium.
      European meeting on meningococcal disease, European Commission, Luxembourg, 22/05/2002
    35. Van Loock F.
      Implications to Member States : needs and resources
      Madrid, 24-28/04/2002
    36. Hanquet G.
      Infections à méningocoque du sérogroupe C en Belgique
      Formation Liégeoise Inter-hospitalière de Pédiatrie. CHU Liège, 22/01/2002
    37. Hanquet G.
      Evolution des infections à méningocoques en Belgique
      Conférence de Presse Wyeth Lederlee, ISP Bruxelles, 16/01/2002
    38. Van Loock F.
      Training programmes for intervention epidemiology in the European Union
      Meeting annuel EUPHA 2001, Bruxelles, 08/12/2001
    39. Van Loock F.
      Europe responds to infectious diseases
      Meeting annuel EUPHA 2001, Bruxelles, 07/12/2001
    40. Hanquet G.
      Surveillance of chronic diseases
      Workshop on health and quality of life, European Commission, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 7-10/11/2001
    41. Ducoffre G.
      Belgian Epidemiology of RSV
      Bruxelles, 04/10/2001
    42. Hanquet G, Carion F.
      Epidémiologie de N. meningitidis en Belgique. Données du Laboratoire de Référence, ISP
      DRASS, Réunion sur l'évolution de l'épidémiologie des infections à méningocoques dans la région Nord Pas-de-Calais, France-Lille, 02/10/2001
    43. Hanquet G.
      Toename van SOA in Antwerpen en België. Gegevens afkomstig van een netwerk van peillaboratoria.
      Institut de Médecine Tropicale : Séminaire sur les MST, Antwerpen, 26/09/2001
    44. Van Loock F.
      Intoxication Alimentaire
      Montigny, 17/05/2001
    45. Van Loock F, Moren A, Rowland M et al.
      Training programmes for intervention epidemiology in the European Union : drawing on experience from European public health and the U .S. Epidemic Intelligence Service
      E.I.S. Conference (CDC), Atlanta, 26/04/2001
    46. Vellinga A.
      The Chicken, the egg and Salmonella Enteritidis : Current situation in Belgium.
      Annual Enternet meeting 23-25/11/2000, Stockholm, Sweden
    47. Van Loock F.
      Meningokokken meningitis : staan we voor een nieuwe epidemie?
      Transmissiedag Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Steenokkerzeel, 05/11/2000
    48. Ronveaux O, Fajo M, De Schrijver K et al.
      A legionellosis outbreak in a fair in Kapellen, Belgium : first results of a case control study.
      5th International Conference on Legionella, Ulm (Germany) ; 26-29/09/2000
    49. Ronveaux O.
      La légionelle en pathologie humaine : étrange mais non étrangère.
      Société Royale Belge des Ingénieurs et des Industriels, Bruxelles, 23/05/2000
    50. Ronveaux O, De Wachter E, Carion F et al.
      A case of Neisseria meningitidis W135 infection in Belgium following a travel to the Hajj, May 2000.
      15th Symposium of the Société Belge d'Infectiologie et de Microbiologie Clinique, Bruxelles, 25/11/2000
    51. Van Loock F.
      Lyme in België : een onderschat probleem?
      Séminaire sur la maladie de Lyme. Antwerpen, 10/02/2000
    52. Quoilin S.
      A community outbreak of legionnaires' disease in a Belgian hotel
      Séminaire « Diagnostic et surveillance des maladies infectieuses ». Bruxelles, 3/12/1999
    53. Van Loock F.
      Meningitis : current concepts on spread and prevention
      Séminaire « Diagnostic et surveillance des maladies infectieuses ». Bruxelles, 3/12/1999
    54. Quoilin S.
      Electronic surveillance in the sentinel laboratory network in Belgium
      Symposium de Santé Publique Bruxelles, 27/11/1999
    55. Van Loock F.
      Foodborne infection in Belgium
      International Symposium on Emerging Waterbone and Foodborne Infections. Bruxelles, 13/11/1998
    56. Van Loock F.
      Notifications of Communicable Diseases
      Séminaire « Diagnostic et surveillance des maladies infectieuses ». Bruxelles, 13/11/1998
    57. Ronveaux O.
      Salmonella enteritidis : outbreak investigation in Belgium, Januari 1998.
      Séminaire « Diagnostic et surveillance des maladies infectieuses ». Bruxelles, 13/11/1998
    58. Van Loock F.
      Salmonella enteritidis : outbreak investigation in Belgium, Januari 1998.
      Copenhagen, DK, 15-17/11/1998
    59. Crowcroft N.
      Hantavirose: présentation de l'étude collaborative franco-belge
      Charleville-Mézières (F) - 28/04/1997
    60. Van Loock F.
      Enregistrement des zoonoses en Belgique.
      Séminaire "Preventie van overdracht van zoönosen via voedsel door bewaking van de productieketen".
      Deinze, 1996
    61. Van Loock F.
      Système des Laboratoires Vigies et des Laboratoires de Référence.
      Séminaire sur les toxi-infections alimentaires collectives.
      Liège, 1996
    62. Thomas I, Van Loock F, Clement J et al.
      Infections à hantavirus dans la région de Chimay : une étude cas-témoins des risques.
      Séminaire sur le diagnostic et la surveillance des maladies infectieuses
      Bruxelles, 1995
    63. Van Loock F.
      Maladies Infectieuses : surveillance électronique en Belgique.
      Séminaire sur le diagnostic et la surveillance des maladies infectieuses
      Bruxelles, 1995
    64. Goossens H, Chemlal K, Weeks S et al.
      Surveillance of group A streptococcal infections in Belgium.
      35th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (I.C.A.C.)
      San Francisco (U.S.A.), 1995
    65. Walckiers D, Ducoffre G.
      Surveillance des maladies infectieuses par un réseau de laboratoires de microbiologie : développement depuis 1983 et perspectives d'avenir.
      Séminaire sur le diagnostic et la surveillance des maladies infectieuses
      Neder-over-Heembeek, 1992
  3. Books and chapters of books

  4. Annuel Reports (available on request)
    1. Ducoffre G.
    2. Ducoffre G.
    3. Ducoffre G.
    4. Ducoffre G.
    5. Ducoffre G.
    6. Ducoffre G.
    7. Ducoffre G.
    8. Ducoffre G.
    9. Ducoffre G.
    10. Ducoffre G.
    11. Ducoffre G.
    12. Ducoffre G.
    13. Ducoffre G.
  5. Other Reports (available on request)
    1. Defraye A, Buziarsist J, Sasse A, Bots J, Claes P, Ducoffre G, Lokietek S, Mak R, Van den Eynde S.
      Yearly joint report from the different reporting systems on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) in Belgium
      Scientific Institute of Public Health, Report D/2009/2505/19.
    2. Ducoffre G.
    3. Ducoffre G.
    4. Ducoffre G.
    5. Ducoffre G.
    6. Ducoffre G.
    7. Ducoffre G.
    8. Ducoffre G.
    9. Ducoffre G.
    10. Ducoffre G.
    11. Ducoffre G.
    12. Ducoffre G.
    13. Verhaegen J, Van De Ven J, Verbiest N et al.
      European antimicrobial resistance surveillance system. Pilot phase report. Antibiotic resistance of invasive community acquired Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus strains. Belgium (1998-1999).
      Institute of Public Health, 2000; Brussels, IPH/EPI reports n° 2000 - 016, D/2000/2505/31, 1-32
    14. Quoilin S.
      • Rapport sur l'intervention lors de l'épisode épidémique de Legionella pneumophila survenu à l'hôtel " Ol Fosse d'Outh " en juin 1999.
      • Rapport over de tussenkomst in de epidemische episode van Legionella pneumophila in het hotel " Ol Fosse d'Outh " in juni 1999.
    15. Quoilin S.
      • Rapport sur l'épidémie d'hépatite A à Templeuve, février 2000.
      • Rapport over de epidemie van hepatitis A in Templeuve, februari 2000.
    16. Hanquet G, Van Loock F.
      Trends of syphilis cases reported by the sentinel laboratory network Belgium, January 2000 – April 2001
      Scientific Institute of Public Health, Epidemiology Unit, June 2001, Rapport D/2001/2505/12
    17. Gallay A, Quoilin S, Van Loock F.
      Epidémie d'hépatite A au centre la Clairière à Bruxelles
      1999
    18. Gallay A, Demarest S.
      Case Control study on the incident related to complaints following the Consumption of Coca-Cola Company products
      Novembre 1999
    19. Quoilin S.
      Rapport d'intervention de l'épisode épidémique de Legionella pneumophila survenu à l'hôtel Ol Fosse d'Outh
      Juin 1999
  6. Information leaflets (available on request)
    1. Ducoffre G.
      Bats - update : July 2009 (in French or Dutch)
    2. Ducoffre G.
      Bronchiolitis - update : July 2009 (in French or Dutch)
    3. Ducoffre G.
      Food poisoning - update : July 2009 (in French or Dutch)
    4. Ducoffre G.
      Hantavirosis - update : July 2009 (in French or Dutch)
    5. Ducoffre G.
      Hepatitis A - update : July 2009 (in French or Dutch)
    6. Ducoffre G.
      Human disease alveolar echinococcosis - update : July 2009 (in French or Dutch)
    7. Ducoffre G.
      Legionellosis - update : July 2009 (in French or Dutch)
    8. Ducoffre G.
      Leptospirosis - update : July 2009 (in French or Dutch)
    9. Ducoffre G.
      Listeriosis - update : July 2009 (in French or Dutch)
    10. Ducoffre G.
      Lyme disease and other diseases transmitted by ticks : anaplasmosis and tick-borne encephalitis - update : July 2009 (in French or Dutch)
    11. Ducoffre G.
      Meningitis - update : July 2009 (in French or Dutch)
    12. Ducoffre G.
      Q-fever - update : February 2012 (in French or Dutch)
  7. Annual seminar: Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious disease
    1. 2014
      Next seminar : 27/11/2014
    2. 2013
      Presentation of the 29th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
    3. 2012
      Report of the 28th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
      Brussels, 22/11/2012 - Rapport : D/2012/2505/64.
      Presentation of the 28th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
    4. 2011
      Report of the 27th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
      Brussels, 24/11/2011 - Rapport : D/2011/2505/40.
      Presentation of the 27th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
    5. 2010
      Presentation of the 26th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
      Brussels, 25/11/2010
    6. 2009
      Report of the 25th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
      Brussels, 26/11/2009 - Rapport : D/2009/2505/65.
    7. 2007
      Report of the 23th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
      Brussels, 22/11/2007 - Rapport : D/2007/2505/43.
    8. 2006
      Report of the 22th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
      Brussels, 23/11/2006 - Rapport : D/2006/2505/47.
    9. 2005
      Report of the 21th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
      Brussels, 17/11/2005 - Rapport : D/2005/2505/31.
    10. 2004
      Report of the 20th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
      Brussels, 26/11/2004 - Rapport : D/2004/2505/44.
    11. 2003
      Report of the 19th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
      Brussels, 30/09/2003 - Rapport : D/2003/2505/29.
    12. 2002
      Report of the 18th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
      Brussels, 22/11/2002 - Rapport : D/2002/2505/42.
    13. 2001
      Report of the 17th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
      Brussels, 30/11/2001
    14. 2000
      Report of the 16th seminar «Diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases»
      Brussels, 1/12/2000

Sources of financing

Communauté française
Vlaamse Gemeenschap


External collaborations of the Institute


Keywords

epidemiology, surveillance, infectious diseases, sentinel laboratories, reference laboratories, diagnosis, infections, Belgium, Lyme disease-meningitis-hantavirus
Adenovirus, Bordetella pertussis, Borrelia burgdorferi, Brucella sp., Campylobacter sp., Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chlamydia psittaci, Chlamydia trachomatis, Clostridium botulinum, Corynebacterium diphteriae, Cryptococcus neoformans, Cryptosporidium sp., Entamoeba histolytica, Enterococcus, Escherichia coli (VTEC, EHEC, ETEC, EAEC), Giardia, Haemophilus influenzae, Hantavirus, Hépatite, Influenza, Legionella pneumophila, Leishmania sp., Leptospira sp., Listeria monocytogenes, Mycobacterium sp., Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Parainfluenza, Pasteurella multocida, Plasmodium sp., R.S.V., Rotavirus, Salmonella sp., Shigella sp., Staphylococcus aureus (+ lysotyping), beta haemolytic Streptococcus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, Vibrio sp., Yersinia enterocolitica