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We report an outbreak of listeriosis in Austria and Germany due to the consumption of Quargel cheese produced by an Austrian manufacturer. At the time of writing this report, the outbreak was known to account for 14 outbreak cases in 2009, including four cases with lethal outcome. On 23 January 2010, the cheese product was voluntarily withdrawn from the(More)
This seminar prepares doctoral students to design ethnographic research projects, write grant proposals, collect and analyze data, and write up research findings. Topics addressed include the relationship Practical exercises will introduce students to techniques of collecting, coding, analyzing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data (with an(More)
This course is designed to provide students with a hands-on introduction to qualitative research methods. It is centered around a fieldwork project, through which you will explore the basics of qualitative research, including entering the field, participant/observation, writing ethnographic fieldnotes, the art of interviewing, and data analysis. Readings(More)
Update: Multinational listeriosis outbreak due to 'Quargel', a sour milk curd cheese, caused by two different L. monocytogenes serotype 1/2a strains, 2009-2010 We previously reported an outbreak of listerio-sis in Austria and Germany due to consumption of 'Quargel' cheese. It comprised 14 cases (including five fatalities) infected by a serotype 1/2a(More)
Introduction Recent international studies have shown that viral infections, especially noroviruses (NV) (former name " Norwalk-like viruses ") are the most frequent cause of gastroenteritis in the community regarding the endemic and the epidemic situation (1–6). These viruses account for an estimated 6% and 11% of all infectious intestinal diseases in(More)
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