F Allerberger

Summary

Affiliation: Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. pmc Fatal Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia in a previously healthy woman was most likely associated with a contaminated hot tub
    S Huhulescu
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    Infection 39:265-9. 2011
  2. doi request reprint [Structural requirements and conditions for effective microbiological diagnostics in disease outbreak]
    F Allerberger
    Österr Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit, Spargelfeldstr 191, 1220, Wien, Osterreich
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 56:22-7. 2013
  3. pmc Molecular typing in public health laboratories: from an academic indulgence to an infection control imperative
    Franz Allerberger
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Vienna, Austria
    J Prev Med Public Health 45:1-7. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint A case of healthcare-associated, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Austria: reconsidering the value of cohorting of patients with culture-positive tuberculosis
    Alexander Indra
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:483-5. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of Vibrio cholerae serogroups other than O1 and O139 in Austria
    Steliana Huhulescu
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 119:235-41. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Antibiotic stewardship implementation in the EU: the way forward
    Franz Allerberger
    Osterreichische Agentur fur Gesundheit und Ernahrungssicherheit, Spargelfeldstrasse 191, A 1220 Wien, Austria
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 7:1175-83. 2009
  7. pmc Optimization of antibiotic use in hospitals--antimicrobial stewardship and the EU project ABS international
    Franz Allerberger
    ABS Group, Project Office, Roland Gareis Consulting, Vienna, Austria
    Chemotherapy 54:260-7. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Listeriosis: a resurgent foodborne infection
    F Allerberger
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Binational Austrian German Listeria Reference Centre, Spargelfeldstrasse 191, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:16-23. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic stewardship through the EU project "ABS International"
    Franz Allerberger
    Roland Gareis Consulting, Osterreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit AGES, Wien, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 120:256-63. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Foodborne gastroenteritis outbreak in an Austrian healthcare facility caused by asymptomatic, norovirus-excreting kitchen staff
    D Schmid
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Competence Center for Epidemiology, Vienna, Austria
    J Hosp Infect 77:237-41. 2011

Detail Information

Publications78

  1. pmc Fatal Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia in a previously healthy woman was most likely associated with a contaminated hot tub
    S Huhulescu
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    Infection 39:265-9. 2011
    ..The increasing popularity of hot tubs in hotels and private homes demands increased awareness about potential health risks associated with deficient hygienic maintenance...
  2. doi request reprint [Structural requirements and conditions for effective microbiological diagnostics in disease outbreak]
    F Allerberger
    Österr Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit, Spargelfeldstr 191, 1220, Wien, Osterreich
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 56:22-7. 2013
    ..In this respect, microbiological routine diagnostics differ substantially from medical-chemical laboratory diagnostics...
  3. pmc Molecular typing in public health laboratories: from an academic indulgence to an infection control imperative
    Franz Allerberger
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Vienna, Austria
    J Prev Med Public Health 45:1-7. 2012
    ..The challenge is now no longer to simply type microorganisms, but to type them in a way that allows for data exchange between public health laboratories all over the world...
  4. ncbi request reprint A case of healthcare-associated, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Austria: reconsidering the value of cohorting of patients with culture-positive tuberculosis
    Alexander Indra
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:483-5. 2007
    ..Cohorting of patients with tuberculosis prior to determination of drug susceptibility is unacceptable because M. tuberculosis superinfection can occur...
  5. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of Vibrio cholerae serogroups other than O1 and O139 in Austria
    Steliana Huhulescu
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 119:235-41. 2007
    ..Only in patients who acquired diarrhea abroad, do physicians sometimes consider cholera as a differential diagnosis, thereby prompting the laboratory to use thiosulfate citrate bile salt sucrose (TCBS) agar plates...
  6. doi request reprint Antibiotic stewardship implementation in the EU: the way forward
    Franz Allerberger
    Osterreichische Agentur fur Gesundheit und Ernahrungssicherheit, Spargelfeldstrasse 191, A 1220 Wien, Austria
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 7:1175-83. 2009
    ....
  7. pmc Optimization of antibiotic use in hospitals--antimicrobial stewardship and the EU project ABS international
    Franz Allerberger
    ABS Group, Project Office, Roland Gareis Consulting, Vienna, Austria
    Chemotherapy 54:260-7. 2008
    ..The problem of antimicrobial resistance requires common strategies at the European level...
  8. doi request reprint Listeriosis: a resurgent foodborne infection
    F Allerberger
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Binational Austrian German Listeria Reference Centre, Spargelfeldstrasse 191, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:16-23. 2010
    ..From a clinical perspective, the importance of isolating the pathogen as a prerequisite for an accurate epidemiological investigation and ultimately stopping transmission cannot be overemphasized...
  9. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic stewardship through the EU project "ABS International"
    Franz Allerberger
    Roland Gareis Consulting, Osterreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit AGES, Wien, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 120:256-63. 2008
    ..Although ABS International clearly focuses on healthcare institutions, future antimicrobial stewardship programs must also cover public education and antibiotic prescribing in primary care...
  10. doi request reprint Foodborne gastroenteritis outbreak in an Austrian healthcare facility caused by asymptomatic, norovirus-excreting kitchen staff
    D Schmid
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Competence Center for Epidemiology, Vienna, Austria
    J Hosp Infect 77:237-41. 2011
    ..The case-cohort study design was found to be a valid alternative to the retrospective cohort study design for the investigation of a suspected foodborne outbreak in a large cohort...
  11. ncbi request reprint Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: occurrence of a new spa type in two acute care hospitals in Austria
    W Ruppitsch
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Spargelfeldstrasse 191, 1220 Vienna, Austria
    J Hosp Infect 67:316-22. 2007
    ..Hospital B had a more stringent MRSA isolation policy, a higher nurse:patient ratio and provided more resources for infection control than hospital A...
  12. doi request reprint Characterization of clinical Clostridium difficile isolates by PCR ribotyping and detection of toxin genes in Austria, 2006-2007
    A Indra
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Waeringerstrasse 25a, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    J Med Microbiol 57:702-8. 2008
    ..The most frequent ribotypes were AI-5 (including six lethal cases out of 26 patients), 014 (two out of 24) and 053 (one out of 24). The typing patterns demonstrated the occurrence of clusters in hospitals...
  13. ncbi request reprint Mumps outbreak affecting adolescents and young adults in Austria, 2006: update
    D Schmid
    Osterreichische Agentur fur Gesundheit und Ernahrungssicherheit, Vienna, Austria
    Euro Surveill 11:E060706.2. 2006
  14. doi request reprint A prospective cohort study on hospital mortality due to Clostridium difficile infection
    J M Wenisch
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Infection 40:479-84. 2012
    ..Therefore, we performed a prospective cohort study to analyse the effect of CDI on the risk of pre-discharge all-cause death in all inpatients with CDI compared to all inpatients without CDI during 2009 in a single hospital...
  15. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of the USA300 community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus clone in Austria
    W Ruppitsch
    Osterreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, AGES, Vienna, Austria
    Euro Surveill 12:E071025.1. 2007
  16. doi request reprint A non-foodborne norovirus outbreak among school children during a skiing holiday, Austria, 2007
    Hung Wei Kuo
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 121:120-4. 2009
    ..Tourism is one of the primary industries in Austria. Timely involvement of the relevant public health authorities is essential in any outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis, irrespective of its genesis...
  17. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among refugees in Austria, 2005-2006
    D Schmid
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Vienna, Austria
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:1190-5. 2008
    ..In 2005-2006, the Austrian reference laboratory for tuberculosis (TB) identified multidrug-resistant (MDR) isolates from four cases of TB showing genotypes indistinguishable from each other...
  18. ncbi request reprint AURES - the first Austrian report on antimicrobial resistance - perspective of the human sector
    R Strauss
    Federal Ministry for Health, Family and Youth, Vienna, Austria
    Euro Surveill 12:E071213.2. 2007
  19. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of acute gastroenteritis in an Austrian boarding school, September 2006
    D Schmid
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    Euro Surveill 12:224. 2007
    ..This outbreak underlines again the importance of compliance with the basic guidelines for kitchen hygiene...
  20. ncbi request reprint Hospital antibiotic management in Austria--results of the ABS maturity survey of the ABS International group
    Heinz Burgmann
    Medizinische Universität Wien, and Donauspital im Soxialmedizinischen Zentrum Ost, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 120:280-3. 2008
    ..The ABS International group conducted a survey to estimate the prevalence and characteristics of country-specific hospital antibiotic management programs. This paper summarizes the results for Austria...
  21. ncbi request reprint A foodborne norovirus outbreak due to manually prepared salad, Austria 2006
    D Schmid
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Waehringerstr 25a, 1095 Vienna, Austria
    Infection 35:232-9. 2007
    ..Norovirus is increasingly being recognized as a leading cause of foodborne disease. Nevertheless, well documented foodborne outbreaks due to norovirus are rarely found in the literature...
  22. doi request reprint Hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection: determinants for severe disease
    J M Wenisch
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 31:1923-30. 2012
    ..9, 95% CI 1.07-7.81, p=0.04) and diabetes mellitus (OR 4.30, 95% CI 1.57-11.76, p=0.004). The case fatality of 16.5% underlines the importance of increased efforts in CDI prevention, in particular for patients with underlying diseases...
  23. pmc Characterization of Clostridium difficile isolates using capillary gel electrophoresis-based PCR ribotyping
    A Indra
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Vienna, Austria
    J Med Microbiol 57:1377-82. 2008
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Foodborne outbreak of hepatitis A, November 2007-January 2008, Austria
    D Schmid
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:385-91. 2009
    ..Appropriate and regular hand hygiene, particularly after toilet visits, is the most effective measure for preventing HAV transmission...
  25. doi request reprint Etiology of acute gastroenteritis in three sentinel general practices, Austria 2007
    S Huhulescu
    Osterreichische Agentur fur Gesundheit und Ernahrungssicherheit, Vienna, Austria
    Infection 37:103-8. 2009
    ..This is the first study in Austria that has investigated a broad range of pathogens recovered from an unselected population of patients who had consulted general practitioners because of gastroenteritis...
  26. doi request reprint An outbreak of febrile gastroenteritis associated with jellied pork contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
    Juliane Pichler
    Osterreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit AGES, Wien, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 121:149-56. 2009
    ..monocytogenes; antibiotic therapy should therefore be considered in such cases of documented listerial gastroenteritis...
  27. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of Norovirus infection affecting an Austrian nursing home and a hospital
    Daniela Schmid
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 117:802-8. 2005
    ..In a suspected Norovirus outbreak it is of great importance -- especially within closed and semiclosed settings -- to implement control measures as soon as possible, even before laboratory confirmation of the agent...
  28. ncbi request reprint A foodborne outbreak due to norovirus in Austria, 2007
    Hung Wei Kuo
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    J Food Prot 72:193-6. 2009
    ..Norovirus-infected household members of healthy food handlers must be considered a possible reservoir for foodborne norovirus outbreaks...
  29. ncbi request reprint Lessons learned from a Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4 outbreak in Austria, 2005
    Daniela Schmid
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    J Food Prot 70:35-9. 2007
    ..However, negative results from microbiological testing of food involved in an outbreak are often weighted as strong evidence against a causal association between that food and the outbreak...
  30. ncbi request reprint First isolation of Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 027 in Austria
    A Indra
    Osterreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit AGES, Vienna, Austria
    Euro Surveill 11:E060914.3. 2006
  31. ncbi request reprint Mumps outbreak affecting adolescents and young adults in Austria, 2006
    D Schmid
    Osterreichische Agentur fur Gesundheit und Ernahrungssicherheit, Vienna, Austria
    Euro Surveill 11:E060615.1. 2006
  32. doi request reprint Imported Salmonella Enteritidis cases: a multiphage outbreak among Austrian vacationers in Turkey, 2008
    Sabine S Kasper
    Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit AGES, Wien, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 121:144-8. 2009
    ....
  33. doi request reprint A food-borne outbreak of Shigella sonnei gastroenteritis, Austria, 2008
    Hung Wei Kuo
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 121:157-63. 2009
    ..Without proper epidemiological analytical investigation of this shigellosis outbreak, its association with food consumption would not have been identified...
  34. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of norovirus infections associated with consuming food from a catering company, Austria, September 2005
    Ingeborg Lederer
    Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Osterreichische Agentur fur Gesundheit und Ernahrungssicherheit, Vienna, Austria
    Euro Surveill 10:E051020.7. 2005
  35. pmc A community outbreak of tuberculosis in Southern Austria: lessons learned for a targeted use of molecular epidemiological methods and tuberculin skin testing
    D Schmid
    Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    Epidemiol Infect 134:323-7. 2006
    ..Population-based genotyping of all isolates, prioritization of contact investigations and early use of targeted tuberculin skin testing are critical for effective tuberculosis control in low-incidence countries...
  36. ncbi request reprint Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 21 outbreak in Austria, 2005
    D Schmid
    Osterreichische Agentur fur Gesundheit und Ernahrungssicherheit, Vienna, Austria
    Euro Surveill 11:67-9. 2006
    ..Unrefrigerated storage of peeled potatoes may have favoured bacterial growth. Eggs from small rural flocks of laying hens kept in a traditional 'natural' way should not be assumed to be salmonella-free...
  37. doi request reprint Measles outbreak linked to a minority group in Austria, 2008
    D Schmid
    Osterreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, AGES, Vienna, Austria
    Epidemiol Infect 138:415-25. 2010
    ..The findings of this outbreak investigation suggest that the WHO European Region is unlikely to achieve its 2010 target for measles and rubella elimination...
  38. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of norovirus infection associated with contaminated flood water, Salzburg, 2005
    Daniela Schmid
    Centre for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Osterreichische Agentur fur Gesundheit und Ernahrungssicherheit, Vienna, Austria
    Euro Surveill 10:E050616.3. 2005
  39. ncbi request reprint Suitability of partial 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence analysis for the identification of dangerous bacterial pathogens
    W Ruppitsch
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Vienna, Austria
    J Appl Microbiol 102:852-9. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the usefulness of partial 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis and the suitability of diverse databases for identifying dangerous bacterial pathogens...
  40. pmc Mechanisms behind variation in the Clostridium difficile 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer region
    Alexander Indra
    Institute of Medical Microbiology, Hygiene and Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Salzburg, Mullner Hauptstr 48, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    J Med Microbiol 59:1317-23. 2010
    ....
  41. doi request reprint An outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis in an Austrian hospital, winter 2006-2007
    Rainer Fretz
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 121:137-43. 2009
    ..We describe a norovirus outbreak and its control measures in an Austrian secondary-level hospital during December 2006 - February 2007...
  42. doi request reprint A foodborne outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 6 in Austria, 2008
    Peter Much
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 121:132-6. 2009
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Outbreak of staphylococcal food intoxication after consumption of pasteurized milk products, June 2007, Austria
    Daniela Schmid
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 121:125-31. 2009
    ..From the risk assessment of the production process at the dairy, we hypothesize that staphylococcal toxin production took place during a 3-day period of storage of pasteurized milk prior to repasteurization for the production batch of 7...
  44. doi request reprint Clostridium difficile: a new zoonotic agent?
    Alexander Indra
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, National Reference Center for Clostridium difficile, Wien, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 121:91-5. 2009
    ..None of the 84 meat samples yielded C. difficile. The results of this Austrian study suggest that animal reservoirs are possible sources, via food, of human C. difficile infection...
  45. doi request reprint Foodborne outbreaks, Austria 2007
    Peter Much
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 121:77-85. 2009
    ..More resources may be needed for identification of individual clusters that belong to larger foodborne outbreaks exceeding district or provincial borders...
  46. pmc Classifying spa types in complexes improves interpretation of typing results for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Werner Ruppitsch
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Spargelfeldstrasse 191, A 1226 Vienna, Austria
    J Clin Microbiol 44:2442-8. 2006
    ..Such classification into complexes can provide additional information for the hospital epidemiologist, empowering one to differentiate the introduction of a new strain from mere variation of endemic spa types...
  47. doi request reprint Rubella in Austria 2008-2009: no longer a typical childhood disease
    Sabine Kasper
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Vienna, Austria
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:448-52. 2010
    ..A nationwide 2-dose measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination program had been introduced in 1994 to prevent this childhood illness...
  48. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics in horticulture and antibiotic feed additives in animal husbandry, Austria 2002
    Franz Allerberger
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Spargelfeldstrasse 191, A 1226 Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 115:615-7. 2003
  49. ncbi request reprint [Food borne infectious outbreaks, Austria 2005]
    Peter Much
    Osterreichische Agentur fur Gesundheit und Ernahrungssicherheit, Kompetenzzentrum Infektionsepidemiologie, Wien, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 119:150-7. 2007
    ..e. lack of consolidating individual clusters into larger food borne outbreaks which exceed district or provincial borders...
  50. ncbi request reprint Hemolytic-uremic syndrome associated with enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O26:H infection and consumption of unpasteurized cow's milk
    Franz Allerberger
    Institute for Hygiene and Social Medicine, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    Int J Infect Dis 7:42-5. 2003
    ..We report two Austrian cases of HUS due to E. coli O26:H- affecting an 11-month-old boy and a 28-month-old girl in which transmission through unpasteurized cow's milk was positively identified...
  51. ncbi request reprint An Austrian outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis phage type 36 in 2004
    Peter Much
    Competence Centre Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 117:599-603. 2005
    ..The source of the S. Typhimurium DT U291 outbreak--which initially prompted this investigation--is still not identified and accounts for more than 300 human cases until August 2005...
  52. ncbi request reprint A human case of travel-related rabies in Austria, September 2004
    R Strauss
    Bundesministerium für Gesundheit und Frauen, Generaldirektion Offentliche Gesundheit, Vienna, Austria
    Euro Surveill 10:225-6. 2005
    ..This Austrian case of laboratory confirmed rabies highlights the urgent need for reinforcement of the international recommendations for travel vaccinations...
  53. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 29 in Austria: an opportunity to assess the relevance of chicken meat as source of human Salmonella infections
    C Berghold
    Osterreichische Agentur fur Gesundheit und Ernahrungssicherheit, Austria
    Euro Surveill 9:31-4. 2004
    ..Enteritidis PT29 in broilers and chicken meat and the low number of PT29 cases in humans indicates that chicken meat of Austrian origin is currently only a minor source of human S. Enteritidis infections...
  54. doi request reprint Epidemiology of listeriosis in Austria
    Sabine Kasper
    National Reference Center for Listeriosis, Osterreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit GmbH AGES, Wien, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 121:113-9. 2009
    ..During the period studied, the incidence of listeriosis doubled, despite a drastic reduction in the frequency of pregnancy-associated cases...
  55. ncbi request reprint Laboratory-acquired Vibrio cholerae O1 infection in Austria, 2008
    Steliana Huhulescu
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety AGES, National Reference Centre for Vibrio cholerae, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:1303-4. 2010
    ..As a consequence of this laboratory incident, the institution in question replaced the clamp-less shaker plate by a traditional shaker plate with mechanical clamps...
  56. doi request reprint Rapid identification of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates by rpoB gene scanning using high-resolution melting curve PCR analysis
    Ariane T Pietzka
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    J Antimicrob Chemother 63:1121-7. 2009
    ..Rifampicin resistance caused by diverse mutations in the rpoB gene is an established and widely used surrogate marker for MDR-TB. We used a high-resolution melting (HRM) curve analysis approach to scan for mutations in the rpoB gene...
  57. ncbi request reprint Whole genome sequencing as a tool to investigate a cluster of seven cases of listeriosis in Austria and Germany, 2011-2013
    D Schmid
    German Austrian Binational Listeria Advisory Laboratory, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Microbiol Infect 20:431-6. 2014
    ..The listeriosis outbreak described clearly underlines the potential of sequence-based typing methods to offer enhanced resolution and comparability of typing systems for public health applications...
  58. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of Legionnaires' disease in Austria
    D Schmid
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    Clin Microbiol Infect 11:413-5. 2005
    ..None of these cases was reported officially as part of a hotel-associated cluster, thereby highlighting several weaknesses of the infectious disease control systems involved...
  59. ncbi request reprint Characterization of pathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from humans in Austria: phenotypes, toxin gene types and epidemiology
    M Wagner
    Department of Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
    J Vet Med B Infect Dis Vet Public Health 51:288-92. 2004
    ..These findings indicate the occurrence of both family and diffuse outbreaks of E. coli O157 infections in Austria during recent years and demonstrate the need for molecular subtyping of these pathogens...
  60. doi request reprint Epidemiology of enterovirus types causing neurological disease in Austria 1999-2007: detection of clusters of echovirus 30 and enterovirus 71 and analysis of prevalent genotypes
    Birgit Ortner
    Institute for Medical Microbiology, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    J Med Virol 81:317-24. 2009
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis infection in an Austrian pediatric outpatient clinic
    Martin Fruhwirth
    Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Innsbruck, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 114:377-82. 2002
    ..To determine the proportion of children with an acute cough and laboratory evidence of Bordetella pertussis (B. pertussis) and B. parapertussis infection...
  62. ncbi request reprint Listeria: growth, phenotypic differentiation and molecular microbiology
    Franz Allerberger
    Institute for Hygiene and Social Medicine, University of Innsbruck, Fritz Pregl Str 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 35:183-9. 2003
    ..For clinical specimens the importance of trying to isolate the pathogen as a prerequisite for an epidemiological work-up and finally for prevention of further cases cannot be overstressed...
  63. ncbi request reprint Identifying and subtyping species of dangerous pathogens by automated ribotyping
    Katharina Grif
    Institute for Hygiene und Social Medicine, Fritz Pregl Str 3, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 47:313-20. 2003
    ..Using more than one enzyme, the RiboPrinter proved to be a valuable primary typing method. Databases of commercially available systems for the identification of bacteria should include the most important dangerous pathogens...
  64. ncbi request reprint [Molecular characterization of Listeria monocytogenes and the significance for food hygiene]
    Martin Wagner
    Institut für Milchhygiene, Milchtechnologie und Lebensmittelwissenschaft, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Osterreich
    Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr 116:460-6. 2003
    ..We are convinced that veterinary medicine will contribute to this exiting development in a fruitful way...
  65. ncbi request reprint [Prevention of food related infections]
    Franz Allerberger
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 117:576-8. 2005
  66. ncbi request reprint Clinical course and the role of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection in the hemolytic-uremic syndrome in pediatric patients, 1997-2000, in Germany and Austria: a prospective study
    Angela Gerber
    Zentrum für Kinderheilkunde und Jugendmedizin, Universitat Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    J Infect Dis 186:493-500. 2002
    ..05). This large study in children with HUS underlines the rising importance of non-O157:H7 serotypes, and, despite increased public awareness, the number of patients remained unchanged...
  67. pmc Infection of red deer, cattle, and humans with Mycobacterium bovis subsp. caprae in western Austria
    Wolfgang M Prodinger
    Institut für Hygiene und Sozialmedizin, University of Innsbruck, Austria
    J Clin Microbiol 40:2270-2. 2002
    ..DNA-fingerprinting of the isolates suggested transmission in and between these species over several years. Contact with cattle, but not with goats, was found to be associated with three of four human cases...
  68. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of Salmonella enterica serovar Dublin in Austria
    Franz Allerberger
    Department of Bacteriology, Institute for Hygiene and Social Medicine, University Innsbruck, Schopfstrasse 41, A 6020 Innsbruck
    Wien Med Wochenschr 153:148-52. 2003
    ..Bacteriological screening for fecal carriage before the return of cattle from pastures known to be connected with infections could prevent cross-contamination of large mixed herds...
  69. ncbi request reprint Routine surface disinfection in health care facilities: should we do it?
    Franz Allerberger
    Am J Infect Control 30:318-9. 2002
  70. ncbi request reprint Partial teicoplanin dependence in a vancomycin-dependent Enterococcus faecium isolated from an oncology patient 1 month after cessation of teicoplanin therapy, Austria 2007
    Steliana Huhulescu
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 31:86-8. 2008
  71. ncbi request reprint Listeria meningitis in transplant recipients
    Silke Wiesmayr
    Department of General and Transplant Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 117:229-33. 2005
    ..Meningitis is a rare complication following organ and stem-cell transplantation and can be caused by a variety of microorganisms...
  72. ncbi request reprint Anthrax inhalation and lethal human infection
    Franz Allerberger
    Lancet 359:711. 2002
  73. ncbi request reprint Need for national level outbreak control in Austria
    Daniela Schmid
    Lancet 363:2002. 2004
  74. ncbi request reprint [Liver diseases, vibrios and earth warming]
    Franz Allerberger
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 1:927-8. 2003
  75. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of shigellosis in the Vienna Zoo affecting human and non-human primates
    Ingeborg Lederer
    Int J Infect Dis 9:290-1. 2005
  76. pmc Travel-associated rabies in Austrian man
    Robert Krause
    Department of Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:719-21. 2005
    ..Diagnosis was confirmed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry. The patient's girlfriend was bitten by the same dog, but she did not become ill...
  77. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of acute gastroenteritis of unknown etiology caused by contaminated drinking water in a rural village in Austria, August 2006
    Stefan Meusburger
    Landessanitätsdirektion Oberösterreich, Linz, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 119:717-21. 2007
    ..This is the first published outbreak of acute gastroenteritis caused by contaminated drinking water in Austria...