K Stark

Summary

Affiliation: Robert Koch-Institut
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Immunisations in solid-organ transplant recipients
    Klaus Stark
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Charite, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Lancet 359:957-65. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Increase in malaria cases imported from Pakistan to Germany in 2012
    K Stark
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute RKI, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 17:. 2012
  3. pmc Epidemiology of campylobacteriosis in Germany - insights from 10 years of surveillance
    Anika Schielke
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Gastrointestinal Infections, Zoonoses and Tropical Infections Unit, Robert Koch Institute RKI, Seestraße 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 14:30. 2014
  4. pmc Clinical aspects and self-reported symptoms of sequelae of Yersinia enterocolitica infections in a population-based study, Germany 2009-2010
    Bettina M Rosner
    Robert Koch Institute, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, DGZ Ring 1, Berlin 13086, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 13:236. 2013
  5. pmc Outbreaks of virulent diarrheagenic Escherichia coli--are we in control?
    Dirk Werber
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, DGZ Ring 1, 13086 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Med 10:11. 2012
  6. 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
  7. pmc Epidemiology of reported Yersinia enterocolitica infections in Germany, 2001-2008
    Bettina M Rosner
    Robert Koch Institute, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, 13086 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:337. 2010
  8. pmc Acute childhood diarrhoea in northern Ghana: epidemiological, clinical and microbiological characteristics
    Klaus Reither
    Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 7:104. 2007
  9. pmc Aetiology of community-acquired, acute gastroenteritis in hospitalised adults: a prospective cohort study
    Andreas Jansen
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 8:143. 2008
  10. pmc Clinical features and pitfalls in the laboratory diagnosis of dengue in travellers
    Ole Wichmann
    Berlin Institute of Tropical Medicine, Spandauer Damm 130, 14050 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 6:120. 2006

Detail Information

Publications84

  1. ncbi request reprint Immunisations in solid-organ transplant recipients
    Klaus Stark
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Charite, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Lancet 359:957-65. 2002
    ..The major issues are the immunogenicity and safety of immunisations, the factors associated with poor immune response, and recommendations for immunisation schemes...
  2. ncbi request reprint Increase in malaria cases imported from Pakistan to Germany in 2012
    K Stark
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute RKI, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 17:. 2012
    ..Physicians and public health authorities should consider malaria in febrile patients returning or migrating from Pakistan...
  3. pmc Epidemiology of campylobacteriosis in Germany - insights from 10 years of surveillance
    Anika Schielke
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Gastrointestinal Infections, Zoonoses and Tropical Infections Unit, Robert Koch Institute RKI, Seestraße 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 14:30. 2014
    ..In contrast to other infectious diseases, e.g., salmonellosis, the annual number of notified campylobacteriosis cases has increased in Germany and other European countries from 2001-2010...
  4. pmc Clinical aspects and self-reported symptoms of sequelae of Yersinia enterocolitica infections in a population-based study, Germany 2009-2010
    Bettina M Rosner
    Robert Koch Institute, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, DGZ Ring 1, Berlin 13086, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 13:236. 2013
    ..Y. enterocolitica infections may also cause sequelae such as reactive arthritis (ReA), erythema nodosum (EN), and conjunctivitis...
  5. pmc Outbreaks of virulent diarrheagenic Escherichia coli--are we in control?
    Dirk Werber
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, DGZ Ring 1, 13086 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Med 10:11. 2012
    ..As a corollary, these tools are amenable to tailor microbiological testing of suspected food. Please see related article: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/10/12...
  6. 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
    ....
  7. pmc Epidemiology of reported Yersinia enterocolitica infections in Germany, 2001-2008
    Bettina M Rosner
    Robert Koch Institute, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, 13086 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:337. 2010
    ..We present recent data on the epidemiology of reported yersiniosis in Germany...
  8. pmc Acute childhood diarrhoea in northern Ghana: epidemiological, clinical and microbiological characteristics
    Klaus Reither
    Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 7:104. 2007
    ..Acute diarrhoea is a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Its microbiological causes and clinico-epidemiological aspects were examined during the dry season 2005/6 in Tamale, urban northern Ghana...
  9. pmc Aetiology of community-acquired, acute gastroenteritis in hospitalised adults: a prospective cohort study
    Andreas Jansen
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 8:143. 2008
    ..Our objective was to study the causes and characteristics of community-acquired, acute gastroenteritis in adult hospitalized patients to support the clinical management of these patients...
  10. pmc Clinical features and pitfalls in the laboratory diagnosis of dengue in travellers
    Ole Wichmann
    Berlin Institute of Tropical Medicine, Spandauer Damm 130, 14050 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 6:120. 2006
    ..In practice, however, often only one blood sample is available from febrile travellers returning from dengue endemic areas...
  11. pmc Food-borne norovirus-outbreak at a military base, Germany, 2009
    Maria Wadl
    Postgraduate Training for Applied Epidemiology, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 10:30. 2010
    ..An investigation was initiated to describe the outbreak's extent, to verify the pathogen, and to identify modes of transmission and source of infection to prevent further cases...
  12. pmc Outbreak of leptospirosis among triathlon participants in Germany, 2006
    Stefan Brockmann
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 10:91. 2010
    ..In order to study a possible outbreak and to determine risk factors for infection an epidemiological investigation was performed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial transmission of hepatitis C virus from an anesthesiologist to three patients--epidemiologic and molecular evidence
    K Stark
    Robert Koch Institut Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Arch Virol 151:1025-30. 2006
    ..HCV sequencing demonstrated that all four persons were infected by the same strain. The precise mode of transmission could not be elucidated but hygienic standards had been severely neglected...
  14. pmc A syringe exchange programme in prison as prevention strategy against HIV infection and hepatitis B and C in Berlin, Germany
    K Stark
    Robert Koch Institute, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 134:814-9. 2006
    ..The provision of syringes for IDUs in appropriate prison settings may contribute to a substantial reduction of syringe sharing. However, the prevention of HCV infection requires additional strategies...
  15. doi request reprint [Climate changes and emerging diseases. What new infectious diseases and health problem can be expected?]
    K Stark
    Robert Koch Institut, Postfach 650261, 13302 Berlin
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 52:699-714. 2009
    ..However, if temperatures increase, as expected, such outbreaks will become more likely. Germany should enhance its research in public health activities in the field of climate change and infectious diseases...
  16. ncbi request reprint Large multistate outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis associated with frozen strawberries, Germany, 2012
    H Bernard
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 19:20719. 2014
    ..This outbreak exemplifies the risk of large outbreaks in the era of global food trade. It underlines the importance of timely surveillance and epidemiological outbreak investigations for food safety...
  17. ncbi request reprint ["Emerging infectious diseases". Dengue-fever, West-Nile-fever, SARS, avian influenza, HIV]
    W Haas
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Internist (Berl) 45:684-92. 2004
    ..To achieve this goal, good cooperation between physicians, laboratories and the public health service is essential...
  18. ncbi request reprint Immunogenicity and safety of hepatitis A vaccine in liver and renal transplant recipients
    K Stark
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Charite, Humboldt University, 14050 Berlin, Germany
    J Infect Dis 180:2014-7. 1999
    ..The vaccine was well tolerated. Hepatitis A vaccine can be recommended to LTX and RTX patients, but the patients should receive a full course of 2 doses before imminent exposure...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Malaria surveillance in Germany 2000/2001--results and experience with a new reporting system]
    I Schöneberg
    Robert Koch Institut, Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Berlin
    Gesundheitswesen 65:263-9. 2003
    ..To ameliorate the situation of imported malaria intensified prevention activities are necessary, including efforts to improve choice and compliance of chemoprophylaxis and to facilitate timely diagnosis and treatment...
  20. doi request reprint Epidemiology of norovirus gastroenteritis in Germany 2001-2009: eight seasons of routine surveillance
    H Bernard
    Robert Koch Institute, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 142:63-74. 2014
    ..We suggest future studies to investigate more closely potential transmission patterns between children and adults...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk and clearance of GB virus C/hepatitis G virus infection in homosexual men: A longitudinal study
    K Stark
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Charite, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    J Med Virol 59:303-6. 1999
    ..A loss of E2 antibodies was observed at a rate of 1.5 per 100 person-years. It was higher among HIV-infected individuals. Chronic GBV-C/HGV infection was not associated with clinical or biochemical evidence of liver disease...
  22. doi request reprint [Protracted nosocomial outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis LT 8/7]
    A Jansen
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Z Gastroenterol 46:1270-4. 2008
    ..An outbreak investigation was initiated to determine the epidemiology of the outbreak and to identify and control the possible sources...
  23. doi request reprint Years of potential life lost for six major enteric pathogens, Germany, 2004-2008
    D Werber
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 141:961-8. 2013
    ..Weighting death by age permits a different view on the disease burden individual enteric pathogens cause and particularly underscores the public health importance of listeriosis prevention...
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence and determinants of diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis antibodies among adults in Berlin, Germany
    K Stark
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
    Vaccine 17:844-50. 1999
    ..These differences reflect the different vaccination policies in East-Germany and West-Germany before 1989. There is a need to improve the immunity levels of the adult population in Berlin...
  26. ncbi request reprint More reasons to dread rain on vacation? Dengue fever in 42 German and United Kingdom Madeira tourists during autumn 2012
    C Frank
    Robert Koch Institute, Dept for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 18:20446. 2013
    ..Results confirmed the hypothesis. As it is unclear whether the outbreak is over, upkeep and emphasis on mosquito avoidance on rainy days may help residents and tourists reduce infection risk...
  27. pmc Molecular epidemiology of Salmonella enterica serovar Agona: characterization of a diffuse outbreak caused by aniseed-fennel-caraway infusion
    W Rabsch
    National Reference Centre for Salmonella and other Enteric Pathogens, Robert Koch Institute, Wernigerode, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 133:837-44. 2005
    ..It is suggested that strains of S. Agona will continue to be of public health concern, and that phage typing together with PFGE typing should be applied as reliable and rapid tools for epidemiological subtyping and future monitoring...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Norovirus infections in Germany]
    J Koch
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:296-309. 2006
    ..Analysis of surveillance data from this system permits a detailed overview of the nationwide epidemiology of this disease in Germany...
  29. ncbi request reprint Significant increase of hantavirus infections in Germany since the beginning of 2007
    J Koch
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 12:E070503.1. 2007
  30. ncbi request reprint [Hepatitis B and C risk factors in Germany--results of the national surveillance]
    J Walter
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Gesundheitswesen 67:441-7. 2005
    ..Measures to prevent hepatitis C have to focus on intravenous drug users and clearly have to be intensified...
  31. doi request reprint [The need for systematic molecular subtyping surveillance to timely detect food-borne, bacterial outbreaks]
    D Werber
    Fachgebiet für gastroenterologische Infektionen, Zoonosen und tropische Infektionen, Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, DGZ Ring 1, 13086, Berlin, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 56:38-41. 2013
    ..e. they might belong to an outbreak. In this article we put forward strong reasons why a systematic nationwide molecular subtyping surveillance is needed for selected bacterial pathogens in Germany...
  32. doi request reprint [The 2011 HUS epidemic in Germany. Challenges for disease control: what should be improved?]
    G Krause
    Robert Koch Institut, DGZ Ring 1, 13086, Berlin, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 56:56-66. 2013
    ..This societal balance should be taken into account in spite of limited resources in the public health sector...
  33. doi request reprint [Imported malaria in Germany--countries of infection and parasite species, 1993-2007]
    I Schöneberg
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Gesundheitswesen 70:256-61. 2008
    ..For more than two-thirds of all infections the predominant parasite species was P. falciparum; this is consistent with the predominance of the African continent as the main source of infection...
  34. ncbi request reprint Seroepidemiology of TT virus, GBC-C/HGV, and hepatitis viruses B, C, and E among women in a rural area of Tanzania
    K Stark
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Charite, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Med Virol 62:524-30. 2000
    ..A history of injections of contraceptive hormones was an independent risk factor for HCV infection. The findings on TTV are consistent with fecal-oral transmission, and recurrent infections may occur in adults...
  35. doi request reprint Determinants of malaria prophylaxis among German travelers to Kenya, Senegal, and Thailand
    Gwendolin Ropers
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    J Travel Med 15:162-71. 2008
    ..This study assessed the determinants for seeking pretravel advice and evaluated the quality of advice from each source and its influence on the patterns and outcome of malaria prophylaxis intake...
  36. pmc Risk factors for hantavirus infection in Germany, 2005
    Muna Abu Sin
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1364-6. 2007
    ..A case-control study identified the following independent risk factors for infection: occupational exposure for construction workers, living <100 meter from forested areas, and exposure to mice...
  37. pmc Epidemiology of hepatitis A virus infections, Germany, 2007-2008
    Mirko S Faber
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin 13086, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 15:1760-8. 2009
    ..Germans with a migration background are seen as a special risk group so far insufficiently reached by pretravel vaccination advice...
  38. 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...
  39. doi request reprint Molecular characterization of enteric viral agents from children in northern region of Ghana
    Paula Andreia Silva
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Med Virol 80:1790-8. 2008
    ..The available rotavirus vaccines cover the predominant G1P[8] type and would reduce substantially disease burden in that area...
  40. doi request reprint [Important vector-borne infectious diseases among humans in Germany. Epidemiological aspects]
    C Frank
    Robert Koch Institut, FG35, Seestr 10, 13353, Berlin, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 57:557-67. 2014
    ..The article presents an overview of the epidemiological situation of selected relevant vector-borne infections in Germany. ..
  41. doi request reprint Acute gastrointestinal illness in adults in Germany: a population-based telephone survey
    H Wilking
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 141:2365-75. 2013
    ..Social factors seemed to be weak predictors compared to state of health and health behaviour characteristics. This study allows international comparisons and contributes to the estimation of the global burden of AGI...
  42. ncbi request reprint [Nation-wide outbreak of Salmonella Give in Germany, 2004]
    A Jansen
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Z Gastroenterol 43:707-13. 2005
    ..Give), a relatively rare serovar in Germany, was detected. In order to identify a common exposure and to describe the characteristics of infections caused by S. Give, an outbreak investigation was performed...
  43. ncbi request reprint Significant increase of listeriosis in Germany--epidemiological patterns 2001-2005
    J Koch
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 11:85-8. 2006
    ..For better outbreak detection, a nationwide system for molecular subtyping of listeria strains from humans and food is necessary. Recommendations for prevention should be extended to all risk groups with predisposing conditions..
  44. doi request reprint [Lyme borreliosis: research gaps and research approaches. Results from an interdisciplinary expert meeting at the Robert Koch Institute]
    G Poggensee
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:1329-39. 2008
    ....
  45. 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
  46. pmc Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli serogroups in food and patients, Germany
    Dirk Werber
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1803-6. 2008
    ..Two thirds (41/61), representing 72% of food isolates, were also found in patients. Serogroups typically isolated from patients with hemolytic uremic syndrome were rarely found in food...
  47. ncbi request reprint Large outbreak of hepatitis A in tourists staying at a hotel in Hurghada, Egypt, 2004--orange juice implicated
    Christinia Frank
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 10:E050609.2. 2005
  48. 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...
  49. pmc Dengue antibody prevalence in German travelers
    Ole Wichmann
    Berlin Institute of Tropical Medicine, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:762-5. 2005
    ..Serotype-specific dengue antibodies indicated acute infections in 51 (4.7%) travelers with recent fever and 13 (1.1%) travelers with no recent fever, depending largely on destination and epidemic activity in the countries visited...
  50. doi request reprint Surveillance of vector-borne diseases in Germany: trends and challenges in the view of disease emergence and climate change
    Andreas Jansen
    Department for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Seestrasse 10, 13353, Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Res 103:S11-7. 2008
    ..In addition to surveillance of vector-borne infections in humans, nationwide monitoring programs and inventory techniques for emerging and reemerging vectors and for wildlife disease are warranted...
  51. 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...
  52. pmc Major outbreak of hepatitis A associated with orange juice among tourists, Egypt, 2004
    Christina Frank
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:156-8. 2007
    ..The case-control study identified orange juice as the most likely infection vehicle. Vaccination against hepatitis A virus is strongly recommended before travel to disease-endemic areas...
  53. ncbi request reprint Pork and pork products as a source for human salmonellosis in Germany
    Andreas Jansen
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr 120:340-6. 2007
    ..In addition, close collaboration between epidemiologists and microbiologists from both the human and the veterinary side should be further strengthened...
  54. ncbi request reprint Nationwide survey of the role of travel medicine in primary care in Germany
    Gwendolin Ropers
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Travel Med 11:287-94. 2004
    ....
  55. pmc Leptospirosis in urban wild boars, Berlin, Germany
    Andreas Jansen
    Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:739-42. 2007
    ..Seropositivity was associated with chronic interstitial nephritis (odds ratio 10.5; p=0.01), and leptospires were detected in kidney tissues. Wild boars represent a potential source for human leptospirosis in urban environments...
  56. doi request reprint Epidemiology of trichinellosis in Germany, 1996-2006
    Andreas Jansen
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 8:189-96. 2008
    ..In addition, German healthcare providers need to be aware of trichinellosis, especially in areas with a large immigrant population...
  57. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in clinical leptospirosis in Germany: 1997-2005
    Andreas Jansen
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Clin Infect Dis 44:e69-72. 2007
    ....
  58. pmc Increase in imported dengue, Germany, 2001-2002
    Christina Frank
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:903-6. 2004
    ..Imported dengue fever increased strongly in this time. Most infections were acquired in Southeast Asia, specifically Thailand. The 2002 epidemic in Brazil was also reflected in these data...
  59. 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...
  60. doi request reprint Cattle density and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection in Germany: increased risk for most but not all serogroups
    Christina Frank
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 8:635-43. 2008
    ..This needs to be taken into account in risk factor studies for non-O157 STEC, ideally by reporting risks separately by serogroup...
  61. pmc Chemoprophylaxis and malaria death rates
    Gerard Krause
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:447-51. 2006
    ..The study demonstrated that chemoprophylaxis significantly reduced fatality rates among nonimmune malaria patients and supports the importance of existing guidelines for malaria prevention...
  62. pmc Notifiable disease surveillance and practicing physicians
    Gerard Krause
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Seetrasse 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:442-5. 2005
    ..5%). Feedback of surveillance data to physicians should be delivered through occasional nonelectronic reports on current issues of local public health importance...
  63. ncbi request reprint Steep rise in notified hantavirus infections in Germany, April 2010
    M S Faber
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 15:. 2010
    ..The recent increase in notified hantavirus infections is probably due to an increased population density of the main animal reservoir, the bank vole (Myodes glareolus)...
  64. ncbi request reprint SARS: retrospective cohort study among German guests of the Hotel 'M', Hong Kong
    D Radun
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Germany
    Euro Surveill 8:228-30. 2003
    ..In line with findings of environmental investigations in the hotel, environmental contamination should be considered as a possible source of infection...
  65. doi request reprint Giardiasis in kindergartens: prevalence study in Berlin, Germany, 2006
    D Sagebiel
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, DGZ Ring 1, 13086, Berlin, Germany
    Parasitol Res 105:681-7. 2009
    ..Additional education and training on proper toilet and food hygiene may further reduce the possibility of child-to-child transmission...
  66. ncbi request reprint Multiplicity of Plasmodium falciparum infection in pregnancy
    S Beck
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, , Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 65:631-6. 2001
    ..In pregnant women, the multiplicity of infection may be an important factor for the acquisition and maintenance of immunity against malaria...
  67. doi request reprint Phylogenetic and case-control study on hepatitis E virus infection in Germany
    Ole Wichmann
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Germany
    J Infect Dis 198:1732-41. 2008
    ..The number of non-travel-associated infections has increased in recent years, but the route of transmission in most is unknown. Our objective was to determine risk factors for autochthonous HEV infections in Germany...
  68. ncbi request reprint Estimating true incidence of O157 and non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli illness in Germany based on notification data of haemolytic uraemic syndrome
    A Kuehne
    Robert Koch Institute RKI, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 144:3305-3315. 2016
    ..Non-O157 STEC should be considered in parallel with STEC O157 when searching aetiology in patients with GE or HUS, and accounted for in modern surveillance systems...
  69. doi request reprint Risk factors for sporadic Yersinia enterocolitica infections, Germany 2009-2010
    B M Rosner
    Robert Koch Institute, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany
    Epidemiol Infect 140:1738-47. 2012
    ..Prevention efforts should specifically target parents and caregivers of young children and focus on the high infection risk associated with consumption of raw minced pork...
  70. ncbi request reprint Rapid decline of antibodies after hepatitis A immunization in liver and renal transplant recipients
    M Gunther
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Surgery, Charite, Humboldt University of Berlin, Centre for Hemodialysis, Germany
    Transplantation 71:477-9. 2001
    ..Hepatitis A vaccine is safe and achieves good seroconversion rates in liver (LTX) and renal (RTX) transplant recipients...
  71. 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...
  72. doi request reprint High rate of resistance to locally used antibiotics among enteric bacteria from children in Northern Ghana
    Andrea Djie-Maletz
    Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Antimicrob Chemother 61:1315-8. 2008
    ....
  73. doi request reprint Puumala virus outbreak in Western Thuringia, Germany, 2010: epidemiology and strain identification
    M Faber
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Zoonoses Public Health 60:549-54. 2013
    ..Further studies are needed to elucidate the population dynamics and hantavirus prevalence of the rodent reservoir and driving ecological factors. ..
  74. doi request reprint [Epidemiology of hepatitis A, B, and C among adults in Germany: results of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults (DEGS1)]
    C Poethko-Müller
    Robert Koch Institut, General Pape Str 62 66, 12101 Berlin, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 56:707-15. 2013
    ..For hepatitis C, the prevalence of antibodies in the general population is 0.3 %. Germany thus remains a low-HCV-endemic country. An English full-text version of this article is available at SpringerLink as supplemental...
  75. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of chloroquine in the treatment of uncomplicated, Plasmodium falciparum malaria in northern Ghana
    S Ehrhardt
    Institut fü Tropenmedizin Berlin, Charite, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, Spandauer Damm 130, 14050, Germany
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 96:239-47. 2002
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Is early BCG vaccination associated with less atopic disease? An epidemiological study in German preschool children with different ethnic backgrounds
    Christoph Gruber
    University Children s Hospital, Charite, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 13:177-81. 2002
    ..This study demonstrated a weak protective effect of BCG vaccination against asthma but a much stronger protective effect of non-German ethnicity against atopic manifestations among preschool children from Germany...
  77. pmc Field evaluation of a rota- and adenovirus immunochromatographic assay using stool samples from children with acute diarrhea in Ghana
    Thomas Weitzel
    Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Charite, University Medicine Berlin, Spandauer Damm 130, D 14050 Berlin, Germany
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2695-7. 2007
    ..Compared to PCR results, sensitivities and specificities were 75% and 95% for rotavirus and 22% and 84% for adenovirus. In resource-poor settings, ICTs may help to overcome difficulties in the diagnosis of rotavirus infection...
  78. ncbi request reprint Limited influence of haemoglobin variants on Plasmodium falciparum msp1 and msp2 alleles in symptomatic malaria
    Frank P Mockenhaupt
    Institut fuer Tropenmedizin, Charite, Humboldt Universitaet, Spandauer Damm 130, 14050 Berlin, Germany
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 98:302-10. 2004
    ..In symptomatic children, the effect of Hb variants on parasite multiplicity and diversity appears to be limited. This may reflect an actual lack of influence or indicate abrogation in symptomatic malaria...
  79. pmc Association of common polymorphisms in GLUT9 gene with gout but not with coronary artery disease in a large case-control study
    Klaus Stark
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Innere Medizin II, Klinikum der Universitat Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 3:e1948. 2008
    ..To test our hypotheses, we performed two large case-control association analyses of individuals from the German MI Family Study...
  80. pmc Repeated replication and a prospective meta-analysis of the association between chromosome 9p21.3 and coronary artery disease
    Heribert Schunkert
    Medizinische Klinik II, Universitat zu Lubeck, Lubeck, Germany
    Circulation 117:1675-84. 2008
    ..3 as affecting the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). We investigated the association of this locus with CAD in 7 case-control studies and undertook a meta-analysis...
  81. 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...
  82. ncbi request reprint Lymphotoxin-alpha and galectin-2 SNPs are not associated with myocardial infarction in two different German populations
    Kamil Sedlacek
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Innere Medizin II, Universitatsklinikum Regensburg, Franz Josef Strauss Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Germany
    J Mol Med (Berl) 85:997-1004. 2007
    ..These variants are unlikely to play a significant role in populations of European origin...
  83. ncbi request reprint The common Y402H variant in complement factor H gene is not associated with susceptibility to myocardial infarction and its related risk factors
    Klaus Stark
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Innere Medizin II, Klinikum der Universitat Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Clin Sci (Lond) 113:213-8. 2007
    ..We conclude that the CFH-Y402H variant has no relevant risk-modifying effect in our population...
  84. ncbi request reprint Epistatic interaction between haplotypes of the ghrelin ligand and receptor genes influence susceptibility to myocardial infarction and coronary artery disease
    Andrea Baessler
    Clinic for Internal Medicine II, University of Regensburg Franz Josef Stauss Allee 11, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Hum Mol Genet 16:887-99. 2007
    ..Thus, our data suggest that specific haplotypes of the ghrelin ligand and its receptor act epistatically to affect susceptibility or tolerance to MI and/or CAD...