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...
- Investigation of an excess of Salmonella enteritidis phage type 14b and MLVA type 4-7-3-13-10-2-2 in Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany during 2010J Mossong
Surveillance and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, National Health Laboratory, L 1911 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Bull Soc Sci Med Grand Duche Luxemb . 2012..Given that the EU Laying Hens Directive will come into force across all Member States in 2012, a closer monitoring of Salmonella contamination of imported eggs at retail and wholesale level is recommended...
- Predicting significant fibrosis in hepatitis C patients in Luxembourg using serological markersJoel Mossong
Surveillance and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Laboratoire National de Santé, PO Box 1102, L 1011 Luxembourg
Bull Soc Sci Med Grand Duche Luxemb . 2011....
- Who died of what in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a cause of death analysis using InterVA-4Joel Mossong
Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Somkhele, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa National Health Laboratory, Surveillance and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Dudelange, Luxembourg
Glob Health Action 7:25496. 2014..For public health purposes, it is important to see whether men and women in different age groups die of the same causes in South Africa...
- Investigating the host specificity of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli by sequencing gyrase subunit ACatherine Ragimbeau
National Health Laboratory, Surveillance and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, 1 rue Louis Rech, Dudelange L 3555, Luxembourg
BMC Microbiol 14:205. 2014..Host specificity was evaluated by characterizing two collections of Campylobacter jejuni (N = 430) and Campylobacter coli (N = 302) originating from surface waters, domestic mammals and poultry...
- 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....
- 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...
- 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 Santé, 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...
- Seroprevalence of measles, mumps and rubella antibodies in Luxembourg: results from a national cross-sectional studyJ Mossong
Laboratoire National de Santé, PO Box, 1102, L 1011 Luxembourg
Epidemiol Infect 132:11-8. 2004..Present vaccination coverage with MMR appears to be sufficient to prevent large local outbreaks of measles and rubella, but probably not mumps...
- Prevalence, risk factors and molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization in residents of long-term care facilities in Luxembourg, 2010J Mossong
Surveillance and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, National Health Laboratory, Luxembourg
Epidemiol Infect 141:1199-206. 2013..Five residents were colonized by livestock-associated genotypes belonging to CC398. Previously dominant CC8 strains have recently been replaced by more resistant CC5 strains in Luxembourg...
- Mumps outbreak among the military in Luxembourg in 2008: epidemiology and evaluation of control measuresJ Mossong
Laboratoire National de Santé National Health Laboratory, Unite de microbiologie Microbiology Unit, Luxembourg
Euro Surveill 14:. 2009..90% of 136 vaccine recipients were IgG positive one month after vaccination compared to 54% before vaccination. Until 31 December 2008, 19 mumps cases were also reported from the community. The outbreak strain belonged to genogroup G...