Dutch national zoonosis research facility opens in Lelystad

Published on
February 16, 2015

The national facility for diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals (zoonoses) was officially opened today by Sharon Dijksma, Dutch Minister for Agriculture.

The new animal facility makes it possible to conduct research into zoonotic infectious diseases caused by bacteria and viruses such as Q fever, avian flu and Rift Valley Fever. The new facility is secured to ensure maximum protection for the outside world against the possible escape of bacteria and viruses. CVI employees are also well-protected against the pathogens. For more information click here.