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13 July 2023 Newsletter

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Bideltoid Measurement/Shoulder width measurement

Measuring shoulder width can be an official part of an offshore medical examination. This measurement (with an official certificate) is not a standard part of the medical examination. We can of course add this measurement if desired. We work with a modular system so expansion of the regular examination with additional components is always possible. The shoulder width measurement is performed by specially trained personnel. After this measurement an official certificate is issued. We charge € 50,– per shoulder width measurement.

In case of high volume, we can also perform this measurement on board of ships. If you are interested in this or need more information, please contact Rik van Peperstaten, business developer (010-8201131) or send an email to


Drugs of Abuse screening

The Corporate Travel Clinic Erasmus MC has partnered with a party who can offer a more comprehensive drug test, including the screening for PCP. If you are interested in this or need more information, please contact Rik van Peperstaten, business developer
(010-8201131) or send an email to


New vaccine – Dengue

As of March there is a new vaccine on the market. This vaccine is QDENGA and is a vaccination against vaccine. This vaccine is based on a live attenuated dengue virus serotype 2 , which is the genetic “backbone” for all four dengue virus serotypes and is designed to provide protection against each of these serotypes.

On Dec. 8, 2022, the EMA (European Medicine Agency) approved the use of Qdenga for the prevention of dengue in persons aged four years and older. Qdenga is the only dengue vaccine approved in the EU for broad use in all age groups and regardless of previous exposure to dengue.

Would you like more medical information about this vaccine? Please contact us.


New vaccine – Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a disease similar to severe influenza. Other names include Weil’s disease, Dairy Fever, Mud Fever or Rat Disease. The disease is caused by a bacteria. This bacteria is found in the urine from rats or in water contaminated with rat urine. In some occupations, you might have a higher risk of coming in contact with this bacteria.

If you have leptospirosis, you often have a high fever. Through the blood, the bacteria can affect the kidneys or liver. Without treatment in the hospital, this can be fatal. It is important to protect your skin properly. For example, by wearing appropriate clothing and closed shoes. In addition, you can recently be vaccinated against leptospirosis. Are you or your employees at risk of Leptospirosis, would you like to know more about this disease or are you interested in this vaccine? Please contact us.


Duty of Care – Periodic Medical Examination

Are you aware that a PMO (Periodic Medical Examination) is required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act to be offered to employees? We can perform this PMO for you or your employees.
For more information: PMO

If you are interested in this or need more information, please contact Rik van Peperstaten, business developer (010-8201131) or send an email to


Skin cancer screening – Radio Rijnmond

Ewout Baerveldt has been a guest on Radio Rijnmond. The conversation was about the spring sun that everyone was eagerly waiting for. Listen to what Ewout has to say about the first rays of sunshine and how to enjoy them responsibly: Interview Ewout Radio Rijmond


Unique book “After the Trip” by Perry van Genderen and Floortje Dessing

Adequate care for travellers returning ill from the tropics requires expertise and knowledge of diseases occurring outside the Netherlands. The book “Na de reis” (“After the trip”, unfortunately Dutch only), published on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the Institute for Tropical Diseases of the Port Hospital, offers a practical approach to the most common clinical presentations in ill returning travellers. The first part of “Na de reis” explains the main symptoms of illness that travellers report to their family doctor after their trip, such as fever, diarrhea and skin abnormalities. The second part is a reference work that covers the most common diseases such as malaria, rabies, dengue and rickettsiosis, as well as lesser-known diseases such as Rift Valley fever, Brucellosis, Zika fever and tick-borne encephalitis.


By whom.
A number of doctors from the Institute of Tropical Diseases at the Haven Hospital in Rotterdam wrote a book about common syndromes of travellers returning ill from distant destinations. The book takes the reader into the special world of traveller and import diseases and their sometimes bizarre manifestations, thus providing an intriguing look into the kitchen of tropical doctors, parasitologists and infectiologists.


For whom.
The book is intended for healthcare professionals, but also very fascinating for other interested parties. You can order the book directly from us for €19.95.


New developments (repeated announcement)

We are currently finalising our completely newly developed e-learning specifically for your employee who is sent abroad for a short or longer period of time. This e-learning – which we have named World Wise Travel – covers the most common medical problems associated with a stay abroad. Each topic is introduced with the help of a special animated film, after which the subject is elaborated on with additional information and stimulating multiple choice questions. We will begin offering this e-learning to our clients beginning in Q2 2023. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about it.

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