Udo Buchholz

Summary

Affiliation: Robert Koch-Institut
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A risk-based restaurant inspection system in Los Angeles County
    U Buchholz
    Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Acute Communicable Disease Control, California 90012, USA
    J Food Prot 65:367-72. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Stockpiling of anti-influenza drugs in private households: a survey in Germany
    Udo Buchholz
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 12:E070125.4. 2007
  3. pmc Laboratory exposure to influenza A H2N2, Germany, 2004-2005
    Annette Schrauder
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1997-8. 2006
  4. pmc Comparison of shedding characteristics of seasonal influenza virus (sub)types and influenza A(H1N1)pdm09; Germany, 2007-2011
    Thorsten Suess
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e51653. 2012
  5. pmc A super-spreading ewe infects hundreds with Q fever at a farmers' market in Germany
    Klaudia Porten
    Robert Koch Institute Seestrasse 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 6:147. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of food-borne illness associated with methomyl-contaminated salt
    Udo Buchholz
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    JAMA 288:604-10. 2002
  7. doi request reprint German outbreak of Escherichia coli O104:H4 associated with sprouts
    Udo Buchholz
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    N Engl J Med 365:1763-70. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Epidemic profile of Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak in Germany
    Christina Frank
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    N Engl J Med 365:1771-80. 2011
  9. pmc The role of facemasks and hand hygiene in the prevention of influenza transmission in households: results from a cluster randomised trial; Berlin, Germany, 2009-2011
    Thorsten Suess
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, DGZ Ring 1, 13086 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 12:26. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Shedding and transmission of novel influenza virus A/H1N1 infection in households--Germany, 2009
    Thorsten Suess
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1157-64. 2010

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint A risk-based restaurant inspection system in Los Angeles County
    U Buchholz
    Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Acute Communicable Disease Control, California 90012, USA
    J Food Prot 65:367-72. 2002
    ..Evaluation of inspection data bases in individual local health departments and translation of those findings into inspection guidelines could lead to an increased efficiency and perhaps cost-effectiveness of local inspection programs...
  2. ncbi request reprint Stockpiling of anti-influenza drugs in private households: a survey in Germany
    Udo Buchholz
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 12:E070125.4. 2007
  3. pmc Laboratory exposure to influenza A H2N2, Germany, 2004-2005
    Annette Schrauder
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1997-8. 2006
  4. pmc Comparison of shedding characteristics of seasonal influenza virus (sub)types and influenza A(H1N1)pdm09; Germany, 2007-2011
    Thorsten Suess
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e51653. 2012
    ..We conducted a prospective household study to investigate viral shedding in seasonal and pandemic influenza between 2007 and 2011 in Berlin and Munich, Germany...
  5. pmc A super-spreading ewe infects hundreds with Q fever at a farmers' market in Germany
    Klaudia Porten
    Robert Koch Institute Seestrasse 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 6:147. 2006
    ..In May 2003 the Soest County Health Department was informed of an unusually large number of patients hospitalized with atypical pneumonia...
  6. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of food-borne illness associated with methomyl-contaminated salt
    Udo Buchholz
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    JAMA 288:604-10. 2002
    ..On January 5, 1999, the California Department of Health Services was notified of the repeated occurrence (December 21, 1998, and January 2, 1999) of gastrointestinal tract illness among patrons at a Thai restaurant in central California...
  7. doi request reprint German outbreak of Escherichia coli O104:H4 associated with sprouts
    Udo Buchholz
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    N Engl J Med 365:1763-70. 2011
    ..A large outbreak of the hemolytic-uremic syndrome caused by Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 occurred in Germany in May 2011. The source of infection was undetermined...
  8. doi request reprint Epidemic profile of Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak in Germany
    Christina Frank
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    N Engl J Med 365:1771-80. 2011
    ..The consumption of sprouts was identified as the most likely vehicle of infection...
  9. pmc The role of facemasks and hand hygiene in the prevention of influenza transmission in households: results from a cluster randomised trial; Berlin, Germany, 2009-2011
    Thorsten Suess
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, DGZ Ring 1, 13086 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 12:26. 2012
    ..We aimed to investigate efficacy, acceptability, and tolerability of NPI in households with influenza index patients...
  10. doi request reprint Shedding and transmission of novel influenza virus A/H1N1 infection in households--Germany, 2009
    Thorsten Suess
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1157-64. 2010
    ..Compared with other nasopharyngeal specimen types, nasal wash was the most sensitive. These results support the notion that epidemiologic and virologic characteristics of NIV are in many aspects similar to those of seasonal influenza...
  11. doi request reprint Preventable and non-preventable risk factors for influenza transmission and hygiene behavior in German influenza households, pandemic season (H1N1) 2009/2010
    Cornelius Remschmidt
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 7:418-25. 2013
    ..We conducted another household-based study during the pandemic season 2009/2010...
  12. pmc Seasonal influenza risk in hospital healthcare workers is more strongly associated with household than occupational exposures: results from a prospective cohort study in Berlin, Germany, 2006/07
    Chris J Williams
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 10:8. 2010
    ..We aimed to compare the risk of influenza infection in healthcare workers in acute hospital care with that in non-healthcare workers over the same season...
  13. pmc Protective measures and H5N1-seroprevalence among personnel tasked with bird collection during an outbreak of avian influenza A/H5N1 in wild birds, Ruegen, Germany, 2006
    Wei Cai
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, DGZ Ring 1, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 9:170. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the use of recommended protective measures and to measure H5N1-seroprevalence among personnel tasked with bird collection...
  14. pmc The first wave of pandemic influenza (H1N1) 2009 in Germany: from initiation to acceleration
    Gabriele Poggensee
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, DGZ Ring 1, 13086 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 10:155. 2010
    ..However, the first wave with measurable burden of disease started only in October 2009. The basic epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the pandemic were analysed in order to understand the course of the pandemic in Germany...
  15. doi request reprint Lack of evidence for pre-symptomatic transmission of pandemic influenza virus A(H1N1) 2009 in an outbreak among teenagers; Germany, 2009
    Julia Hermes
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 5:e499-503. 2011
    ..In June 2009, an outbreak of pandemic A(H1N1) 2009 infection occurred at a teenager's party in Germany. The objective of this study was to identify risk factors for pandemic A(H1N1) 2009 infection...
  16. pmc Prioritization strategies for pandemic influenza vaccine in 27 countries of the European Union and the Global Health Security Action Group: a review
    Masja Straetemans
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Seestrasse 10, 13352 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:236. 2007
    ..The goal of this review is to provide a thorough overview of pandemic vaccine prioritization concepts in the 27 European Union (EU) member states and the four non-EU countries of the Global Health Security Action Group...
  17. pmc Breaking the waves: modelling the potential impact of public health measures to defer the epidemic peak of novel influenza A/H1N1
    Matthias an der Heiden
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 4:e8356. 2009
    ..We modelled the effect of control strategies to reduce the spread with the goal to defer the epidemic wave in a country where it is detected in a very early stage...
  18. ncbi request reprint A multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26:H11 infections in Germany, detected by molecular subtyping surveillance
    Dirk Werber
    Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Infect Dis 186:419-22. 2002
    ..This is, to our knowledge, the first multistate outbreak associated with a non-O157 STEC detected by laboratory-based surveillance. Molecular subtyping was pivotal, as disease occurrence was sporadic or family-related...
  19. ncbi request reprint [SARS surveillance--did it meet the demands made on the surveillance of new infectious diseases?]
    G Krause
    Fachgebeit Surveillance, Abteilung Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Gesundheitswesen 65:715-8. 2003
    ..The aim of this investigation is to identify possibilities for the improvement of the German surveillance system based on the experiences made during the SARS epidemic 2003...
  20. ncbi request reprint Strong association between shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 and virulence genes stx2 and eae as possible explanation for predominance of serogroup O157 in patients with haemolytic uraemic syndrome
    D Werber
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Seestrasse 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:726-30. 2003
    ..35). These data suggest that the more frequent carriage of both virulence genes, i.e. stx2 and eae, forms the basis of why STEC O157 predominates in patients with HUS...
  21. ncbi request reprint A Dutch case of atypical pneumonia after culling of H5N1 positive ducks in Bavaria was found infected with Chlamydophila psittaci
    W H Haas
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 12:E071129.3. 2007
  22. ncbi request reprint [First evaluation of the surveillance systems of notifiable diseases under the infectious disease control law in Germany]
    G Krause
    Abteilung Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Seestr 10, 13353 Berlin
    Gesundheitswesen 65:S8-12. 2003
    ..After more than one year of its existence, we investigated the success of the implementation of the new surveillance system with the aim to identify possibilities for further improvement...
  23. doi request reprint [Investigation of a family cluster of influenza A/H1N1 infections in Germany, 2009]
    M Faber
    Robert Koch Institut, Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Berlin
    Gesundheitswesen 71:675-9. 2009
    ..In order to stop the possible spread of the virus and to study the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the infection, an investigation was launched by the local health authorities and the RKI...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Surveillance of infectious foodborne diseases after enactment of the German Protection against Infection Act in 2001. Potentials and requirements]
    D Werber
    European Programme for Intervention, Epidemiology Training, Robert Koch Institut, Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Postfach 650261, 13302 Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:1020-6. 2006
    ..Consequently, the general preventive strategy would be jeopardised, namely to understand the (often new) mechanisms by which contamination and disease transmission occur well enough to interrupt them...
  25. pmc Estimates of excess medically attended acute respiratory infections in periods of seasonal and pandemic influenza in Germany from 2001/02 to 2010/11
    Matthias An der Heiden
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e64593. 2013
    ..In addition, reliable estimates of burden of disease and on the health care system are essential to communicate the impact of influenza to health care professionals, public health professionals and to the public...
  26. pmc Influenza vaccination coverage in the 2004/05, 2005/06, and 2006/07 seasons: a secondary data analysis based on billing data of the German associations of statutory health insurance physicians
    Annicka M Reuss
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, DGZ Ring 1, 13086 Berlin, Germany
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 107:845-50. 2010
    ..We present statistics based on billing data of the German associations of statutory health insurance physicians regarding vaccination coverage for influenza in the three seasons from 2004/05 to 2006/07...
  27. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination in German health care workers: effects and findings after two rounds of a nationwide awareness campaign
    Katrin Leitmeyer
    Robert Koch Institut, Seestrasse 10, Berlin, Germany
    Vaccine 24:7003-8. 2006
    ..In the future it may be necessary to address nurses differently than physicians. We conclude that a national campaign with very limited resources is feasible and capable of achieving measurable results in a short time frame...
  28. pmc Protracted outbreak of S. Enteritidis PT 21c in a large Hamburg nursing home
    Christina Frank
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:243. 2007
    ..During August 2006, a protracted outbreak of Salmonella (S.) Enteritidis infections in a large Hamburg nursing home was investigated...
  29. ncbi request reprint Enhancing the predictive value of throat swabs in virological influenza surveillance
    K Leitmeyer
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 7:180-3. 2002
    ..PCR should be used for primary detection of influenza viruses...
  30. ncbi request reprint Varicella outbreaks after vaccine licensure: should they make you chicken?
    U Buchholz
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 104:561-3. 1999
    ..Vaccine effectiveness was within the range predicted by the literature. Vaccination led to a lower attack rate in the highly vaccinated CCC and appeared to protect from severe disease...
  31. pmc Haff disease: from the Baltic Sea to the U.S. shore
    U Buchholz
    Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Acute Communicable Disease Control, CA 90012, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 6:192-5. 2000
    ..S. patients from 1997 and report new epidemiologic and etiologic aspects. Although Haff disease is traditionally an epidemic foodborne illness, these six cases occurred in two clusters and as one sporadic case...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Influenza prevention in your practice (interview by Waldtraud Paukstadt)]
    Udo Buchholz
    MMW Fortschr Med 147:10. 2005
  33. pmc A European study on the relationship between antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance
    Stef L A M Bronzwaer
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Postbak 75, PO Box 1, Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:278-82. 2002
    ..Our results show that in Europe antimicrobial resistance of S. pneumoniae to penicillin is correlated with use of beta-lactam antibiotics and macrolides...