Amsterdam UMC and some GGDs are doing research on the spread of the corona virus in nursing homes. APH researcher Cees Hertogh coordinates the research.

An explanation for the large amount of victims in nursing homes might be that there is a chance that the personnel of nursing homes are infected with the virus but without showing any symptoms.

APH researcher Cees Hertogh (professor in Ethics of Care for Frail Elderly at Amsterdam UMC) coordinates the research that starts on May 4. The researchers would like to present their work one month later. A lot of nursing homes wish to cooperate. The aim of the research is to investigate if the corona virus can spread before someone shows any symptoms. Together with APH researcher Bianca Buurman (professor in Acute Geriatric Care at Amsterdam UMC), he brought up the importance of such a study to the Outbreak Management Team.

Read the full article in 'Het Parool' (in Dutch).