Franz Allerberger

Summary

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

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. pmc One-step triplex high-resolution melting analysis for rapid identification and simultaneous subtyping of frequently isolated Salmonella serovars
    Josef Zeinzinger
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:3352-60. 2012
  8. 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
  9. doi request reprint Real-time PCR for single-nucleotide polymorphism detection in the 16S rRNA gene as an indicator for extensive drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Marion Blaschitz
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Währingerstrasse 25a, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:1243-6. 2011
  10. 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

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Publications47

  1. 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
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. pmc One-step triplex high-resolution melting analysis for rapid identification and simultaneous subtyping of frequently isolated Salmonella serovars
    Josef Zeinzinger
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Vienna, Austria
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:3352-60. 2012
    ..These 39 serotypes represent more than 94% of all human and more than 85% of all nonhuman Salmonella isolates (including isolates from veterinary, food, and environmental samples) obtained in the years 2008 and 2009 in Austria...
  8. 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...
  9. doi request reprint Real-time PCR for single-nucleotide polymorphism detection in the 16S rRNA gene as an indicator for extensive drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Marion Blaschitz
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Währingerstrasse 25a, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:1243-6. 2011
    ..Resistances to the respective drugs may indicate the presence of an extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strain of M. tuberculosis...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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
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  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. doi 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
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  21. 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
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  22. 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...
  23. doi request reprint Outbreak of leptospirosis among triathlon participants in Langau, Austria, 2010
    Christoph Radl
    Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 123:751-5. 2011
    ..The suppressive influence of a triathlon on the immune system is well documented and therefore an outbreak in this population group can be seen as a sensitive indicator concerning possible risk for the general population...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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
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  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of inhibition kinetics for Streptococcus pyogenes in response to penicillin
    Christoph Steininger
    Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Antimicrob Chemother 50:517-23. 2002
    ..The antibiotic mode of action against clinical isolates of Streptococcus pyogenes and physiological factors involved in modifying the inhibitory response to the antibiotic were investigated...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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
  35. ncbi request reprint [Prevention of food related infections]
    Franz Allerberger
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 117:576-8. 2005
  36. 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...
  37. doi 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...
  38. 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
  39. 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint Routine surface disinfection in health care facilities: should we do it?
    Franz Allerberger
    Am J Infect Control 30:318-9. 2002
  41. ncbi request reprint Anthrax inhalation and lethal human infection
    Franz Allerberger
    Lancet 359:711. 2002
  42. 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...
  43. 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
  44. ncbi request reprint [Liver diseases, vibrios and earth warming]
    Franz Allerberger
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 1:927-8. 2003
  45. 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...
  46. 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
  47. ncbi request reprint Need for national level outbreak control in Austria
    Daniela Schmid
    Lancet 363:2002. 2004