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Selected Papers 2011

Askar M, Faber M, Frank C, Bernard H, Gilsdorf A, Fruth A, Prager R, Höhle M, Suess T, Wadl M, Krause G, Stark K, Werber D (2011): Update on the ongoing outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome due to Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serotype O104, Germany, May 2011.
Euro Surveill. 16 (22): pii=19883.
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Balabanova Y, Gilsdorf A, Buda S, Burger R, Eckmanns T, Gärtner B, Groß U, Haas W, Hamouda O, Hübner J, Jänisch T, Kist M, Kramer MH, Ledig T, Mielke M, Pulz M, Stark K, Suttorp N, Ulbrich U, Wichmann O, Krause G (2011): Communicable Diseases Prioritized for Surveillance and Epidemiological Research: Results of a Standardized Prioritization Procedure in Germany, 2011.
PLoS ONE 6 (10): e25691. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025691.
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Buchholz U, Bernard H, Werber D, Böhmer MM, Remschmidt C, Wilking H, Deleré Y, an der Heiden M, Adlhoch C, Dreesman J, Ehlers J, Ethelberg S, Faber M, Frank C, Fricke G, Greiner M, Höhle M, Ivarsson S, Jark U, Kirchner M, Koch J, Krause G, Luber P, Rosner BM, Stark K, Kühne M; RKI HUS investigation team (2011): German Outbreak of Escherichia coli O104:H4 Associated with Sprouts.
N. Engl. J. Med. 365 (19): 1763-1770. Epub Oct 26. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1106482.
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Du Y, Rosner BM, Knopf H, Schwarz S, Dören M, Scheidt-Nave C (2011): Hormonal Contraceptive Use Among Adolescent Girls in Germany in Relation to Health Behavior and Biological Cardiovascular Risk Factors.
J. Adolescent Health 48 (4): 331–337. Epub Mar 12. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2011.01.004.
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Dudareva S, Barth A, Paeth K, Krenz-Weinreich A, Layer F, Deleré Y, Eckmanns T (2011): Cases of community-acquired meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an asylum seekers centre in Germany, November 2010.
Euro Surveill. 16 (4): pii=19777.
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Dudareva S, Schweiger B, Thamm M, Höhle M, Stark K, Krause G, Buda S, Haas W (2011): Prevalence of Antibodies to 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) Virus in German Adult Population in Pre- and Post-Pandemic Period.
PLoS One 6 (6): e21340. Epub Jun 20. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021340.
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Frank C, Faber M, Askar M, Bernard H, Fruth A, Gilsdorf A, Höhle M, Karch H, Krause G, Prager R, Spode A, Stark K, Werber D on behalf of the HUS investigation team (2011): Large and ongoing outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome, Germany, May 2011.
Euro Surveill. 16 (21): pii=19878.
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Frank C, Werber D, Cramer JP, Askar M, Faber M, an der Heiden M, Bernard H, Fruth A, Prager R, Spode A, Wadl M, Zoufaly A, Jordan S, Stark K, Krause G for the HUS Investigation Team (2011): Epidemic Profile of Shiga-Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 Outbreak in Germany — Preliminary Report.
N. Engl. J. Med. 365 (19): 1771-1780. Epub June 22. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1106483.
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Frank C, Schöneberg I, Stark K (2011): Trends in Imported Chikungunya Virus Infections in Germany, 2006-2009.
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 11 (6): 631-636. Epub Mar 31. doi:10.1089/vbz.2010.0269.
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Hermes J, Bernard H, Buchholz U, Spackova M, Löw J, Loytved G, Suess T, Hautmann W, Werber D (2011): Lack of evidence for pre-symptomatic transmission of pandemic influenza virus A(H1N1) 2009 in an outbreak among teenagers; Germany, 2009.
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 5 (6): e499–e503. Epub Apr 18. DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00251.x.
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Höhle M, Siedler A, Bader H-M, Ludwig M, Heininger U, von Kries R (2011): Assessment of varicella vaccine effectiveness in Germany: a time-series approach.
Epidemiol. Infect. 139 (11): 1710-1719. Epub 2010 Dec 15. doi:10.1017/S0950268810002815.
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Kamga Wambo GO, Burckhardt F, Frank C, Hiller P, Wichmann-Schauer H, Zuschneid I, Hentschke J, Hitzbleck T, Contzen M, Suckau M, Stark K (2011): The proof of the pudding is in the eating: an outbreak of emetic syndrome after a kindergarten excursion, Berlin, Germany, December 2007.
Euro Surveill. 16 (15): pii=19839.
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Koch J, Wiese-Posselt M (2011): Epidemiology of Rotavirus Infections in Children <5 Years of Age: Germany, 2001-2008.
Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 30 (2): 112-117. Epub 2010 Aug 18.
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Kuhn KG, Torpdahl M, Frank C, Sigsgaard K, Ethelberg S (2011): An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium traced back to salami, Denmark, April to June 2010.
Euro Surveill. 16 (19): pii=19863.
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Kunzendorf U, Karch H, Werber D, Haller H (2011): Recent outbreak of hemolytic uremic syndrome in Germany.
Kidney Int. 80 (9): 900-902. doi: 10.1038/ki.2011.323.

Nielsen S, Frank C, Fruth A, Spode A, Prager R, Graff A, Plenge-Bönig A, Loos S, Lütgehetmann M, Kemper MJ, Müller-Wiefel DE, Werber D (2011): Desperately Seeking Diarrhoea: Outbreak of Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome Caused by Emerging Sorbitol-Fermenting Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli O157:H-, Germany, 2009.
Zoonoses and Public Health 58 (8): 567-572. Epub Apr 6. DOI: 10.1111/j.1863-2378.2011.01405.x.
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Schielke A, Filter M, Appel B, Johne R (2011): Thermal stability of hepatitis E virus assessed by a molecular biological approach.
Virology J. 8: 487. Epub Oct 31. doi:10.1186/1743-422X-8-487.
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Stöcker P, Rosner BM, Werber D, Kirchner M, Reinecke A, Wichmann-Schauer H, Prager R, Rabsch W, Frank C (2011): Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo associated with a dietary food supplement flagged in the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) in Germany, 2010.
Euro Surveill. 16 (50): pii=20040.
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Velasco E, Espelage W, Faber M, Noll I, Ziegelmann A, Krause G, Eckmanns T (2011): A national cross-sectional study on socio-behavioural factors that influence physicians' decisions to begin antimicrobial therapy.
Infection 39 (4): 289-297. Epub Jun 9. DOI: 10.1007/s15010-011-0137-1.
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Verhoef L, Williams KP, Kroneman A, Sobral B, van Pelt W, Koopmans M, FBVE network (for Germany Schreier E, Stark K, Koch J, Höhne M) (2011): Selection of a phylogenetically informative region of the norovirus genome for outbreak linkage.
Virus Genes: Epub Sep 30. DOI: 10.1007/s11262-011-0673-x.
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Wadl M, Rieck T, Nachtnebel M, Greutélaers B, an der Heiden M, Altmann D, Hellenbrand W, Faber M, Frank C, Schweickert B, Krause G, Benzler J, Eckmanns T on behalf of the HUS surveillance and laboratory team (2011): Enhanced surveillance during a large outbreak of bloody diarrhoea and haemolytic uraemic syndrome caused by Shiga toxin/verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in Germany, May to June 2011.
Euro Surveill. 16 (24): pii=19893.
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Weiss B, Rabsch W, Prager R, Tietze E, Koch J, Mutschmann F, Roggentin P, Frank C (2011): Babies and Bearded Dragons: Sudden Increase in Reptile-Associated Salmonella enterica Serovar Tennessee Infections, Germany 2008.
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 11 (9): 1299-1301. Epub May 25. doi:10.1089/vbz.2010.0239.
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Werber D, Bielaszewska M, Frank C, Stark K, Karch H (2011): Watch out for the even eviler cousin – sorbitol-fermenting E. coli O157.
Lancet 377 (9762): 298-299.