Maria Paulke-Korinek

Learn More
Austria was the first country in Europe implementing a universal mass vaccination program against rotavirus gastroenteritis (RV-GE) for all infants nationwide. Epidemiological data from a hospital based surveillance system show that incidence rates of children hospitalized with RV-GE decreased in 2009 compared to 2008 and compared to the prevaccination(More)
BACKGROUND Since July 2007, rotavirus vaccinations have been subsidized in Austria for all children from the seventh week up to the sixth month of life. Vaccination coverage over the whole period was 72% with an increase to 87% in 2008. METHODS In a sentinel network including 11 pediatric hospital wards in Austria, data of children up to 15 years of age(More)
This study monitors the epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD) in hospitalized children up to 60 months of age before (February 2001-October 2004) and after (November 2004-January 2007) the introduction of a national risk group immunization program with "Prevenar" in Austria. The IPD incidence rates, per 100,000, for IPD were 7.6 before and(More)
Japanese encephalitis is the leading cause of viral encephalitis in Asia. Every year 30,000 - 50,000 cases and 10,000 deaths from Japanese encephalitis are reported, and underreporting has been suggested. No effective antiviral therapy exists to treat this mosquito-borne flavivirus infection. For active immunization vaccines are available. The manufacturing(More)
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an emerging viral zoonosis and is endemic from Japan, China, Mongolia and Russia, to Central Europe and France. There is no specific treatment and TBE can be fatal. The four licensed prophylactic vaccines are produced according to WHO manufacturing requirements. Large clinical trials and postmarketing surveillance(More)
BACKGROUND Lyme borreliosis is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto in the USA and by several Borrelia species in Europe and Asia, but no human vaccine is available. We investigated the safety and immunogenicity of adjuvanted and non-adjuvanted vaccines containing protective epitopes from Borrelia species outer surface protein A (OspA) serotypes in(More)
In travellers often several pre-departure immunizations are indicated, thus data are needed about possible interactions between vaccines. This Phase 3 study investigated the immunogenicity and safety of IC51 (JE vaccine) and HAVRIX1440 (hepatitis A vaccine) when administered alone or concomitantly to healthy subjects. The immune response was compared(More)
Five and 6 years post-booster, immunity to tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus was assessed in 225 and 195 vaccinees, respectively, out of 430 healthy volunteers with at least three TBE-immunizations prior to study inclusion and booster intervals exceeding recommended limits. Neutralizing antibody titers of > or = 1:10 (reliable level of protection) were(More)
In order to evaluate the long-term immunity 2 and 3 years after booster vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) following time intervals 3 years and longer since last TBE immunization, 195 (mean age 50.5+/-15.1 years) and 240 subjects (mean age 47.0+/-15.4 years), respectively, who had received a single booster dose in a preceding study, returned(More)
BACKGROUND A resurgence of pertussis has been observed in several countries; however, inconsistent data are available for Europe. In Austria, routine pertussis vaccination for babies is administered at 3, 4, and 5 months, and in the second year of life. Since 2002, regular boosters for all persons >6 years of age (including adults) are recommended. This(More)