Affiliation: Laboratoire National de Sant
- Parvovirus B19 infection in five European countries: seroepidemiology, force of infection and maternal risk of infectionJ Mossong
Laboratoire Nationale de Santé, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Epidemiol Infect 136:1059-68. 2008..69% in England & Wales, 43.5% and 1.24% in Finland, 39.9% and 0.92% in Italy and 36.8% and 1.58% in Poland, respectively. Our study indicates substantial epidemiological differences in Europe regarding parvovirus B19 infection...
- Estimating the impact of school closure on social mixing behaviour and the transmission of close contact infections in eight European countriesNiel Hens
Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Agoralaan 1, B3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
BMC Infect Dis 9:187. 2009..Of particular interest is the potential impact of school closure as a means of controlling pandemic influenza (and potentially other pathogens)...
- Emergence of oseltamivir-resistant influenza A H1N1 virus during the 2007-2008 winter season in Luxembourg: clinical characteristics and epidemiologyJoel Mossong
Microbiology, National Health Laboratory, PO Box 1102, L 1011 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Antiviral Res 84:91-4. 2009..Following initial local seeding, oseltamivir-resistant strains spread synchronously to sensitive strains causing a similar epidemiology and clinical symptoms...
- Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis in secondary schools, family planning and occupational health centres in LuxembourgJ Mossong
National Health Laboratory, L 1011 Luxembourg
Sex Transm Infect 85:455-8. 2009....
- Social contacts and mixing patterns relevant to the spread of infectious diseasesJoel Mossong
Microbiology Unit, Laboratoire National de Santé, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
PLoS Med 5:e74. 2008..We conducted a population-based prospective survey of mixing patterns in eight European countries using a common paper-diary methodology...
- Outbreaks of monophasic Salmonella enterica serovar 4,,12:i:- in Luxembourg, 2006J Mossong
Microbiology Unit, Laboratoire National de Santé National Health Laboratory, LNS Luxembourg
Euro Surveill 12:E11-2. 2007..Locally produced pork meat is strongly suspected to have been the vehicle for the outbreaks, although the precise mechanisms remain unclear...
- Substantial reduction of human Salmonella Enteritidis infections in Luxembourg in 2005J Mossong
Laboratoire National de Sant, Luxembourg
Euro Surveill 11:E060119.4. 2006
- Seroepidemiology of hepatitis A and hepatitis B virus in LuxembourgJ Mossong
Laboratoire National de Santé, LuxembourgCRP Santé, Luxembourg
Epidemiol Infect 134:808-13. 2006..Our study illustrates that most young people in Luxembourg are susceptible to HAV infection and that the hepatitis B vaccination programme is having a substantial impact on population immunity in children and teenagers...
- Seroepidemiology of diphtheria and pertussis in Luxembourg in 2000J Mossong
Laboratoire National de Santé, Luxembourg
Epidemiol Infect 134:573-8. 2006..Our study supports the recently introduced acellular pertussis vaccine booster at 6 years to reduce pertussis transmission in school-aged children and adolescents...
- Seroprevalence and force of infection of varicella-zoster virus in LuxembourgJ Mossong
Laboratoire National de Santé, PO Box 1102, L 1011 Luxembourg
Epidemiol Infect 132:1121-7. 2004..05 (95% CI 0.024-0.082) respectively. Our results indicate that transmission of VZV is highest in children below the age of 6 years and that much lower levels of VZV transmission occur in secondary schools and throughout adulthood...
- Modelling measles re-emergence as a result of waning of immunity in vaccinated populationsJoel Mossong
Laboratoire National de Santé, P O Box 1102, L 1011 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Vaccine 21:4597-603. 2003..Although waning of humoral immunity in vaccinees is widely observed, re-emergence of measles in highly vaccinated populations depends on parameters for which better estimates are needed...