Dirk Werber

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital of Wales
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection in Germany: different risk factors for different age groups
    Dirk Werber
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 165:425-34. 2007
  2. pmc International outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg due to German chocolate
    Dirk Werber
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 5:7. 2005
  3. doi request reprint German outbreak of Escherichia coli O104:H4 associated with sprouts
    Udo Buchholz
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    N Engl J Med 365:1763-70. 2011
  4. 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
  5. pmc Outbreak of Cryptosporidium hominis following river flooding in the city of Halle (Saale), Germany, August 2013
    Maximilian Gertler
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute RKI, Seestraße 10, 13353, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 15:88. 2015
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Large listeriosis outbreak linked to cheese made from pasteurized milk, Germany, 2006-2007
    Judith Koch
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 7:1581-4. 2010
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection in Germany: different risk factors for different age groups
    Dirk Werber
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 165:425-34. 2007
    ..Direct transmission through food played a lesser role in children under 3 years of age, the population at greatest risk of both acquiring STEC infection and developing hemolytic uremic syndrome...
  2. pmc International outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg due to German chocolate
    Dirk Werber
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 5:7. 2005
    ..This report describes a large international chocolate-associated Salmonella outbreak originating from Germany...
  3. doi request reprint German outbreak of Escherichia coli O104:H4 associated with sprouts
    Udo Buchholz
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    N Engl J Med 365:1763-70. 2011
    ..A large outbreak of the hemolytic-uremic syndrome caused by Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 occurred in Germany in May 2011. The source of infection was undetermined...
  4. 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...
  5. pmc Outbreak of Cryptosporidium hominis following river flooding in the city of Halle (Saale), Germany, August 2013
    Maximilian Gertler
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute RKI, Seestraße 10, 13353, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 15:88. 2015
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  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. doi request reprint Large listeriosis outbreak linked to cheese made from pasteurized milk, Germany, 2006-2007
    Judith Koch
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 7:1581-4. 2010
    ..The findings should be considered in prevention guidelines addressing vulnerable populations...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. pmc Outbreak of uncommon o4 non-agglutinating salmonella typhimurium linked to minced pork, saxony-anhalt, Germany, january to april 2013
    Katja Alt
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 10:e0128349. 2015
    ..Typhimurium DT193 clones typically display resistance phenotype ASSuT. We investigated common exposures to control the outbreak, and conducted microbiological investigations to assess the strains' phenotype...
  14. doi request reprint Outbreak of cryptosporidium hominis following river flooding in the city of Halle (Saale), Germany, August 2013
    Maximilian Gertler
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute RKI, Seestraße 10, 13353, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 15:807. 2015
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  15. pmc Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 is more likely to lead to hospitalization and death than non-O157 serogroups--except O104
    Karina Preußel
    Robert Koch Institute, Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Berlin, Germany Berlin School of Public Health, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e78180. 2013
    ..Timely diagnosis and surveillance of STEC infections should prioritize HUS-associated E. coli, of which STEC O157 is the most important serogroup. ..
  16. pmc Risk Factors for Sporadic Non-Pregnancy Associated Listeriosis in Germany-Immunocompromised Patients and Frequently Consumed Ready-To-Eat Products
    Karina Preußel
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 10:e0142986. 2015
    ..The microbiological criteria for Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods may insufficiently protect persons who are markedly immunocompromised...
  17. doi request reprint Lack of evidence for pre-symptomatic transmission of pandemic influenza virus A(H1N1) 2009 in an outbreak among teenagers; Germany, 2009
    Julia Hermes
    Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 5:e499-503. 2011
    ..In June 2009, an outbreak of pandemic A(H1N1) 2009 infection occurred at a teenager's party in Germany. The objective of this study was to identify risk factors for pandemic A(H1N1) 2009 infection...
  18. 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint A multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26:H11 infections in Germany, detected by molecular subtyping surveillance
    Dirk Werber
    Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institut, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Infect Dis 186:419-22. 2002
    ..This is, to our knowledge, the first multistate outbreak associated with a non-O157 STEC detected by laboratory-based surveillance. Molecular subtyping was pivotal, as disease occurrence was sporadic or family-related...
  20. pmc Identifying outbreaks of sexually transmitted infection: who cares?
    Dirk Werber
    Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, National Public Health Service for Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:264. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to explore health professionals' knowledge of, and attitudes towards, identification and investigation of STI outbreaks in Wales...