Annette Heißenhuber

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An outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) among children caused by infection with sorbitol-fermenting enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H- (SF EHEC O157:H-) occurred in Germany in 2002. This pathogen has caused several outbreaks so far, yet its reservoir and routes of transmission remain unknown. SF EHEC O157:H- is easily missed as most(More)
BACKGROUND Recent cross-sectional studies suggested that highest sensitization prevalences occur with moderate cat allergen exposures. We aimed to assess the impact of moderate levels of second-hand cat allergen exposure on the incidence of specific sensitization and wheezing in the framework of a birth cohort study. Therefore we restricted our analysis to(More)
Starting in 2004, health monitoring units (GME) were established in three rural and three urban regions of the federal state Bavaria, Germany. The GME s aim is to gain current and relevant health data especially of children in Bavaria and to evaluate health promotion and prevention strategies. The first survey 2004/2005 was a cross-sectional study of the(More)
Table 1. Risk factors for bloody diarrhea (BD) in a case-control study of risk factors for sporadic Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli–associated illness in Germany. AA. Phagocytosis of Bordetella pertussis in-cubated with convalescent serum. receptor-mediated immunity against Borde-tella pertussis. controlled trial of two-component, three-component,(More)
We report on the investigation of a Salmonella enteritidis outbreak in hospitals and nursing homes in the district Oberallgaeu, Bavaria, in July 2004. Affected by this outbreak were hospital patients, inhabitants of nursing homes, kitchen coworkers and maintenance personnel. Within this outbreak six deaths were observed. A forensic medical investigation of(More)
Zehn Jahre nach Etablierung der Gesundheitsmonitoringeinheiten (GME) in Bayern wurden in dieser Studie mittels eines explorativen Ansatzes zeitliche Trends und Stadt-Land-Unterschiede in der Häufigkeit elternberichteter Atemwegs- und Allergieerkrankungen sowie der Tabakrauchexposition von Vorschulkindern untersucht. Zudem wurden Assoziationen der(More)
Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in sewage influent into surface water are a potential source of human infections with STEC. Eight sewage treatment plants in Bavaria, Germany, were sampled at regular intervals from 2003 to 2004 in order to estimate STEC load and quantify risk factors. 95 of 378 samples (25 %) were tested positive for stx1and/or(More)
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