Johanna Takkinen

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A matched case-control study was conducted to study risk factors for domestically acquired sporadic Campylobacter infections in Finland. Swimming in natural sources of water was a novel risk factor. Eating under-cooked meat and drinking dug-well water were also independent risk factors for Campylobacter infection. C ampylobacter jejuni and C. coli are(More)
BACKGROUND Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus is a rare infection in humans associated with contact with horses or consumption of unpasteurized milk products. On October 23, 2003, the National Public Health Institute was alerted that within one week three persons had been admitted to Tampere University Central Hospital (TaYS) because of S. equi(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)
confirmed cases of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections with subgenotype IB and identical RNA sequence, and 89 probable cases, have been reported in 14 EU/EFTA countries. All cases have a travel history to Egypt. Due to the fact that 15 of these cases, identified in three different countries, have identical sequences, a multistate outbreak has been confirmed(More)
Editorials From national to international – challenges in cross-border multi-country, multi-vehicle foodborne outbreak investigations Citation style for this article: Coulombier D, Takkinen J. From national to international – challenges in cross-border multi-country, multi-vehicle foodborne outbreak investigations. This issue of Eurosurveillance features(More)
Contributing authors (data analysis): Alastair Donachie This report was sent for consultation and review to the disease experts in the Food-and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses network (FWD-Net). We would like to acknowledge the contribution and dedication of the experts in the Member States in reporting the data used for the production of this report.(More)
confirmed cases of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections with subgenotype IB and identical RNA sequence were reported in four Nordic countries. As none of the cases have a travel history outside the EU within their period of potential exposure, this represents a multicountry outbreak, with exposure currently taking place in the EU. The descriptive epidemiology(More)
The ISEcp1 insertion sequence has been described as a fl anking region of several bla CTX-M genes and has been implicated in the expression and mobilization of the genes (5). A recent study by Lartigue et al. showed that a CTX-M-2 progenitor in K. ascorbata could be mobilized and transferred to a conjugative E. coli plasmid by the ISEcp1B element; enhanced(More)
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