Friday the 5th of April it was time for the finale of Viruskenner at Istituto Tecnico Tecnologico Buonarroti-Pozzo in Trento, Italy. It was the very first Italian edition and an impressive one! As in The Netherlands, Suriname and Indonesia, the participants gathered knowledge about viruses and transmission routes and after that they created tools to spread their knowledge.
Natural measles infection whips-out your immunological memory A four-fold increase in number of measles cases was reported in Europe in 2017 and was largely due to people refusing to be vaccinated (https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k795). Measles symptoms include runny nose, cough, high fever, watery eyes, small white spots on inside of the cheeks (Koplik’s spots) followed by a rash.
A new year, a new edition Knowledge as an antidote This year around 1500 students in Suriname, Indonesia, Italy and the Netherlands will participate in and join the Viruskenner community. November 13, 2018 was the kick off of the Dutch edition in the Erasmus MC.