Wiebke Hellenbrand

Summary

Affiliation: Robert Koch-Institut
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) in former East and West Germany, 1997-1998
    W Hellenbrand
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Seestrasse 10, 35133 Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:131-5. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease in Germany, 2002-2010, and impact of vaccination with meningococcal C conjugate vaccine
    Wiebke Hellenbrand
    Immunization Unit, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Infect 66:48-56. 2013
  3. pmc Prospective hospital-based case-control study to assess the effectiveness of pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccination and risk factors for hospitalization in 2009-2010 using matched hospital and test-negative controls
    Wiebke Hellenbrand
    Immunization Unit, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, DGZ Ring 1, 13086 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 12:127. 2012
  4. doi request reprint What is the evidence for giving chemoprophylaxis to children or students attending the same preschool, school or college as a case of meningococcal disease?
    W Hellenbrand
    Immunization Unit, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 139:1645-55. 2011
  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. pmc The epidemiology of pertussis in Germany: past and present
    Wiebke Hellenbrand
    Immunisation Division, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 9:22. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint [Another official declaration concerning tetanus incidence in the newest recommendations of the current Vaccination Commission?]
    W Hellenbrand
    FG 33 Impfprävention, Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 132:1536. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Cases of rabies in Germany following organ transplantation
    Wiebke Hellenbrand
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 10:E050224.6. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Progress toward measles elimination in Germany
    Wiebke Hellenbrand
    Center for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Infect Dis 187:S208-16. 2003
  10. pmc Changing epidemiology of Q fever in Germany, 1947-1999
    W Hellenbrand
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:789-96. 2001

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) in former East and West Germany, 1997-1998
    W Hellenbrand
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Seestrasse 10, 35133 Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:131-5. 2005
    ..Differences in HSV-2 seroprevalence between FEG and FWG suggest differences in sexual behaviour that warrant further investigation...
  2. doi request reprint Epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease in Germany, 2002-2010, and impact of vaccination with meningococcal C conjugate vaccine
    Wiebke Hellenbrand
    Immunization Unit, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Infect 66:48-56. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Prospective hospital-based case-control study to assess the effectiveness of pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccination and risk factors for hospitalization in 2009-2010 using matched hospital and test-negative controls
    Wiebke Hellenbrand
    Immunization Unit, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, DGZ Ring 1, 13086 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 12:127. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint What is the evidence for giving chemoprophylaxis to children or students attending the same preschool, school or college as a case of meningococcal disease?
    W Hellenbrand
    Immunization Unit, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 139:1645-55. 2011
    ..background incidence: 480·1/10⁵, 95% CI 321·5-639·9). We recommend chemoprophylaxis for pre-school contacts depending on an assessment of duration and closeness of contact...
  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. pmc The epidemiology of pertussis in Germany: past and present
    Wiebke Hellenbrand
    Immunisation Division, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 9:22. 2009
    ..Current and past pertussis epidemiology in the two parts of Germany is compared in the context of different histories of vaccination recommendations and coverage to better understand patterns of disease transmission...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Another official declaration concerning tetanus incidence in the newest recommendations of the current Vaccination Commission?]
    W Hellenbrand
    FG 33 Impfprävention, Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 132:1536. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Cases of rabies in Germany following organ transplantation
    Wiebke Hellenbrand
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 10:E050224.6. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Progress toward measles elimination in Germany
    Wiebke Hellenbrand
    Center for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Infect Dis 187:S208-16. 2003
    ..However, further improvement of age-appropriate vaccine coverage and closure of immunity gaps in school-age children are necessary to eliminate measles in Germany...
  10. pmc Changing epidemiology of Q fever in Germany, 1947-1999
    W Hellenbrand
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:789-96. 2001
    ..The location of recent outbreaks suggests that urbanization of rural areas may be contributing to the increase in Q fever. Prevention efforts should focus on reducing sheep-related exposures, particularly near urban areas...
  11. pmc Lessons from a one-year hospital-based surveillance of acute respiratory infections in Berlin- comparing case definitions to monitor influenza
    Matthias Nachtnebel
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, DGZ Ring 1, Berlin 13086, Germany
    BMC Public Health 12:245. 2012
    ..12.2009 to 12.12.2010 according to different case definitions (CD) and determined the proportion of cases with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (pH1N1). We compared the sensitivity and specificity of CD for capturing pandemic pH1N1 cases...
  12. doi request reprint Pertussis outbreak in primary and secondary schools in Ludwigslust, Germany demonstrating the role of waning immunity
    Muna Abu Sin
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:242-4. 2009
    ..Results suggested waning immunity beginning approximately 5 years after the last dose of pertussis vaccination. Most cases could have been prevented by earlier booster vaccination...
  13. pmc Further efforts needed to achieve measles elimination in Germany: results of an outbreak investigation
    Ole Wichmann
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Bull World Health Organ 87:108-15. 2009
    ..To determine morbidity and costs related to a large measles outbreak in Germany and to identify ways to improve the country's national measles elimination strategy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Large measles outbreak at a German public school, 2006
    Ole Wichmann
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:782-6. 2007
    ..An investigation was launched to determine reasons for the resurgence of measles, assess vaccination coverage and vaccine effectiveness (VE)...
  15. 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Zoonotic infections in humans. Review of the epidemiological situation in Germany]
    K Alpers
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:622-32. 2004
    ..There is ongoing need to develop further measures to prevent and control zoonotic diseases on a national as well as international basis...
  17. ncbi request reprint Invasive meningococcal disease with fatal outcome in a Swiss student visiting Berlin
    I Zuschneid
    Kreuzberg Friedrichshain Health Department, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 13:pii: 19031. 2008
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of markers for hepatitis A, B and C in the German population. Results of the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey 1998
    W Thierfelder
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:429-35. 2001
    ..3) in the new federal states, corresponding to an overall prevalence of 7.0% (95% CI: 6.4-7.6). The mean weighted prevalence of HBsAg carriage was 0.6% (95% CI: 0.4-0.8), while the prevalence of HCV antibodies was 0.4% (95% CI: 0.2-0.5)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Universal childhood immunisation with pneumococcal vaccine and meningococcal serogroup C vaccine introduced in Germany
    M Wiese-Posselt
    Immunisation Division, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 11:E060907.4. 2006
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. doi request reprint Low hepatitis B immunogenicity of a hexavalent vaccine widely used in Germany: results of the German Health Survey for Children and Adolescents, 2003-2006
    P Jorgensen
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 138:1621-9. 2010
    ..Further studies are warranted to assess whether Hexavac vaccinees should be re-vaccinated or receive a booster vaccination before these birth cohorts reach adolescence...
  24. pmc Capture-recapture analysis to estimate the incidence of invasive meningococcal disease in Germany, 2003
    A Schrauder
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 135:657-64. 2007
    ..However, under ascertainment appears insufficient to explain the low incidence of IMD in Germany compared to other European countries...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Laboratory tests in The Child and Adolescent Health Survey]
    W Thierfelder
    Robert Koch Institut, Seestrasse 10, 13353 Berlin
    Gesundheitswesen 64:S23-9. 2002
    ....
  26. pmc Laboratory exposure to influenza A H2N2, Germany, 2004-2005
    Annette Schrauder
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1997-8. 2006
  27. pmc Spatiotemporal analysis of invasive meningococcal disease, Germany
    Johannes Elias
    University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1689-95. 2006
    ..2%. The study exemplifies how the combination of molecular finetyping and spatiotemporal analysis can be used to assess an infectious disease in a large European country...