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Editorials Enteroaggregative, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak: new microbiological findings boost coordinated investigations by European public health laboratories Citation style for this article: Struelens MJ, Palm D, Takkinen J. Enteroaggregative, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak: new microbiological findings(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is endemic in EU/EEA countries, but the understanding of the burden of the infection in humans is inconsistent as the disease is not under EU surveillance but subject to national policies. STUDY Countries were asked to nominate experts and to complete a standardised questionnaire about the epidemiological situation and(More)
We describe the outbreak investigation associated with an unusual increase in Salmonella Goldcoast cases in Hungary observed in autumn 2009, which included descriptive and analytical epidemiological studies and microbiological and veterinary investigations. Sixty cases were identified between 1 January 2009 and 1 March 2010, 50 of them from late July 2009(More)
Over 700 participants from 54 countries attended the eleventh Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms (CHRO) meeting in September 2001. This meeting was an opportunity to update and better understand the microbiological and epidemiological complexities of Campylobacter. The mechanism of pathogenesis of this bacteria is not yet fully understood and(More)
Two surveys have been conducted on behalf of the Campylobacter Working Group with the aim of assessing the feasibility of a European network on human Campylobacter infections. The first survey, conducted in 18 countries, collected information about diagnostic methods used for surveillance purpose while the second one, conducted among 10 European countries,(More)
An outbreak of diarrhoeal disease in a modern mother-and-child health clinic prompted the health authorities to initiate a retrospective cohort study in order to assess the scope of the outbreak and to identify possible risk factors. The management of the clinic had been rather concerned because four similar outbreaks had occurred during the last two years.(More)