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Pathogens and symbionts in ticks: prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ehrlichia sp.), Wolbachia sp., Rickettsia sp., and Babesia sp. in Southern Germany.
Tick-transmitted diseases like tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme borreliosis have been well known in Germany for decades. Ongoing research now gives an additional focus to a broad range of otherExpand
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Foci of tick-borne diseases in southwest Germany.
Presently known tick-borne diseases in Germany include Lyme borreliosis, tick-borne encephalitis (TBE-virus, western subtype), Q-fever, babesiosis and presumably ehrlichiosis. Blood samples of 4,368Expand
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Risk Factors for Human Infection with Puumala Virus, Southwestern Germany
Risk factors are available bank vole habitat, abundant vole food supply, high human population density, and warmer climate.
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A super-spreading ewe infects hundreds with Q fever at a farmers' market in Germany
BackgroundIn May 2003 the Soest County Health Department was informed of an unusually large number of patients hospitalized with atypical pneumonia.MethodsIn exploratory interviews patients mentionedExpand
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The influenza pandemic preparedness planning tool InfluSim
BackgroundPlanning public health responses against pandemic influenza relies on predictive models by which the impact of different intervention strategies can be evaluated. Research has to dateExpand
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Emergence of hantavirus in South Germany: rodents, climate and human infections
Human hantavirus (serotype Puumala) infections are prevalent throughout Europe. The bank vole is the main reservoir of the Puumala virus (PUUV). Between 2001 and 2006, the annual incidences inExpand
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First evidence of Babesia gibsoni (Asian genotype) in dogs in Western Europe.
Canine babesiosis in Europe is generally caused by Babesia canis canis and Babesia canis rossi. Here we describe the first two autochthonous cases of Babesia gibsoni (Asian genotype) infection inExpand
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Overweight, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol consumption in a cross-sectional random sample of German adults
BackgroundThere is a current paucity of data on the health behaviour of non-selected populations in Central Europe. Data on health behaviour were collected as part of the EMIL study whichExpand
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Salmonella in sesame seed products.
In the context of an international outbreak of multiresistant Salmonella Typhimurium DT 104 that was correlated to the consumption of halvah ("helva," an Asian candy made from sesame seed), weExpand
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Fast detection of Noroviruses using a real-time PCR assay and automated sample preparation
BackgroundNoroviruses (NoV) have become one of the most commonly reported causative agents of large outbreaks of non-bacterial acute gastroenteritis worldwide as well as sporadic gastroenteritis inExpand
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