Center for Infectious Diseases Outbreak Management

Our expertise

At the Radboud university medical center for Infectious Diseases, we are optimally prepared in the field of outbreak management and caring for very infectious patients.

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Our expertise

At the Radboud university medical center for Infectious Diseases, we are optimally prepared in the field of outbreak management and caring for very infectious patients. We are able to provide acute care for patients in an environment that is safe for both staff and patients.

In addition, we are part of the national platform preparation for A diseases (Polio, smallpox, SARS, MERS, and viral hemorrhagic fever). We participate in this national advisory body in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

In recent years, outside of Radboud university medical center, we have been involved with outbreaks varying from Ebola (WHO and Doctors Without Borders) to multi-resistant bacteria in Africa and Haiti (Doctors Without Borders), Q fever outbreak in the Netherlands, and Mycobacterium chimaera in heating/cooling units in Europe and the USA.

In the Dutch Association of Medical Microbiology, we are represented on the general board as well as on the board of the hygiene and infection prevention section (HIP). 

For patients

We offer expert care for patients who are carrying a highly contagious bacterium or virus. If you carry an infectious bacteria or virus, we will take care of you separately in a suitable room. We also treat patients with Ebola and patients who are suspected of it. read more

For referrers

Referrers can contact the front office of hygiene and infection prevention 24/7 or via the general number of the Radboudumc with the in-house infectiologist. At all times the physician-microbiologist and the internist-infectious disease specialist on duty are available to discuss case studies. read more

Our education

Radboudumc trains all new co-assistants & employees in the field of infection prevention. Quality employees also follow annual regional training on infection prevention. All employees involved in the care of highly infectious patients regularly participate in training sessions and exercises.

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Joost Hopman MSc
Medical microbiologist/head Hygiene & Infection prevention

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Chantal Bleeker-Rovers MD PhD
Internist-infectiologist

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