Katharina Alpers

Summary

Affiliation: Robert Koch-Institut
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of wound botulism in injecting drug users in Germany, October-December 2005
    Katharina Alpers
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 10:E051215.4. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Vibrio vulnificus wound infections after contact with the Baltic Sea, Germany
    C Frank
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 11:E060817.1. 2006
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint Sorbitol-fermenting enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H- causes another outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome in children
    K Alpers
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 137:389-95. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint A nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Bovismorbificans PT24, Germany, December 2004-March 2005
    Andreas Gilsdorf
    Robert Koch Institut, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 10:E050324.1. 2005
  6. 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
  7. pmc Characteristics and risk factors for symptomatic Giardia lamblia infections in Germany
    Werner Espelage
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:41. 2010
  8. pmc Underreporting of human alveolar echinococcosis, Germany
    Pernille Jorgensen
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:935-7. 2008
  9. 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
  10. pmc Salmonella agona outbreak from contaminated aniseed, Germany
    Judith Koch
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1124-7. 2005

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of wound botulism in injecting drug users in Germany, October-December 2005
    Katharina Alpers
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 10:E051215.4. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Vibrio vulnificus wound infections after contact with the Baltic Sea, Germany
    C Frank
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 11:E060817.1. 2006
  3. 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...
  4. doi request reprint Sorbitol-fermenting enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H- causes another outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome in children
    K Alpers
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 137:389-95. 2009
    ..Further studies are necessary to identify the pathogen's reservoir(s). Stool samples of patients with HUS should be tested with an adequate microbiological set-up to quickly identify SF EHEC O157:H-...
  5. ncbi request reprint A nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Bovismorbificans PT24, Germany, December 2004-March 2005
    Andreas Gilsdorf
    Robert Koch Institut, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 10:E050324.1. 2005
  6. 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...
  7. pmc Characteristics and risk factors for symptomatic Giardia lamblia infections in Germany
    Werner Espelage
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:41. 2010
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  8. pmc Underreporting of human alveolar echinococcosis, Germany
    Pernille Jorgensen
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:935-7. 2008
    ..We found a 3-fold higher incidence of the disease than that shown by national surveillance data. We propose a revision of the reporting system to increase case ascertainment...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Salmonella agona outbreak from contaminated aniseed, Germany
    Judith Koch
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1124-7. 2005
    ..Consumers should adhere strictly to brewing instructions, although in exceptional cases this precaution may not be protective, particularly when preparing tea for vulnerable age groups...
  11. pmc Outbreak of hepatitis A in two federal states of Germany: bakery products as vehicle of infection
    K Schenkel
    Department for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 134:1292-8. 2006
    ..We recommended reinforcement of hygiene precautions, and consideration of a prolongation of compulsory work absence after post-exposure vaccination...
  12. pmc How can infectious diseases be prioritized in public health? A standardized prioritization scheme for discussion
    Gerard Krause
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany
    EMBO Rep 9:S22-7. 2008
  13. pmc Large Q fever outbreak due to sheep farming near residential areas, Germany, 2005
    A Gilsdorf
    Field Epidemiology Training Program, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1084-7. 2008
    ..Ongoing urbanization will probably lead to further Q fever outbreaks, hence prevention activities undertaken by animal and public health practitioners should be aligned and strengthened...
  14. 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...
  15. pmc Leptospirosis in Germany, 1962-2003
    Andreas Jansen
    Robert Koch Institute, Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1048-54. 2005
    ..Preventive measures should be adapted to the changing epidemiology of leptospirosis...
  16. ncbi request reprint International outbreak of Salmonella Stourbridge infection in Europe recognised following Enter-net enquiry, June-July 2005
    Veronique Vaillant
    Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint Maurice, France
    Euro Surveill 10:E050721.1. 2005
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevention of viral hepatitis in the Nordic countries and Germany
    David FitzSimons
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Scand J Infect Dis 37:549-60. 2005
    ..Awareness of viral hepatitis among the public and professionals should further be raised, and more political support is needed regarding the value of prevention efforts and vaccination programmes...
  18. pmc Changing epidemiology of human brucellosis, Germany, 1962-2005
    Sascha Al Dahouk
    Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1895-900. 2007
    ..Prolonged diagnostic delays and high case fatality call for targeted public health measures...