Renamings and structural changes at RKI
The Robert Koch Institute has renamed many Divisions and Departments and made further structural adaptations. The new designations are to better reflect the current contents of the tasks of the different units. Division 37 “Healthcare-associated Infections, Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance and Consumption” has been newly set up. Two former Junior Research Groups have become Project Groups. This concerns, on the one hand, the former Junior Research Group “Emerging Zoonoses”, which has been transformed into the Project Group “Epidemiology of Highly Pathogenic Microorganisms”. On the other hand, the former Junior Research Group “Molecular biology of the pathogenicity of Yersinia” has received a new remit as Project Group “Acinetobacter baumannii – Biology of a Nosocomial Pathogen”.
How many people in Germany are suffering from backache? Do first-graders have enough vaccine protection? Answers to these and many other questions are provided by the Health Reporting of the Federal Government (GBE).
The Robert Koch Institute offers international courses and workshops on biological hazards.
The Robert Koch Institute participates in the large European projects EMIS, ENHPB/EQADeBa, REACT and QUANDHIP in the field of Protection of Infections.
The RKI provides online information on measles.