Zuzana Kristufková

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The authors evaluated surveillance of acute respiratory infections (ARI), influenza and influenza-like illnesses (ILI) in the Slovak Republic (SR). They analyze morbidity, age-specific morbidity, complications, mortality, number of influenza viruses isolations and vaccination coverage rates in the SR in the years 1993-2008. They focus mainly on the analysis(More)
We undertook an epidemiological survey of the annual incidence of pertussis reported from 2000 to 2013 in ten Central and Eastern European countries to ascertain whether increased pertussis reports in some countries share common underlying drivers or whether there are specific features in each country. The annual incidence of pertussis in the participating(More)
BACKGROUND Acute respiratory infections (ARI) represent the most frequent cause of morbidity. Their epidemic outbreaks become a severe problem not only in healthcare, but also in economical and social spheres. OBJECTIVE Presentation of epidemiological and virologic characteristics of the 1999-2000 influenza season in Slovakia; their comparison with the(More)
The surveillance study of rotavirus gastroenteritis at the University Teaching Hospital Trenčín area, Slovakia, during 2006–2011 confirmed that the genotype profile of circulating rotaviruses was not stable. While G1P[8] dominating genotype dropped from 75 to 7.3 % in the period 2009–2011, genotype G2P[4] that was not detected in 2009 raised to 45.1 % in(More)
The aim of this manuscript was to evaluate results of the questionnaire given to young people before and after the prevention campaign to determine whether the prevention campaign improved HIV/AIDS-related knowledge of young people. A total of 533 students completed the pre-test and 496 students completed the post-test. Questionnaire was used as pre/post(More)
The authors describe the course of an explosive epidemic of viral hepatitis B (VHB) where all members of a seven-member family contracted the disease. The probable source of infection was an infant with a history of anicteric VHB with transition into chronicity and with HBs and HBe antigenaemia. Four members of the family contracted the disease between the(More)
BACKGROUND Antimicrobial use and resultant resistance is still increasing worldwide. Close monitoring and strict implementation of policies are important to tackle this issue. AIM To assess the use of antimicrobials in acute care hospitals in the Slovak Republic. METHODS Antimicrobial use was monitored as part of a point prevalence survey (PPS) of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to describe demographic, clinical and epidemiological characteristics of cases with laboratory-confirmed pandemic influenza virus A(H1N1)pdm09 reported in Slovakia from May 28, 2009 to December 30, 2009 and analyse the association between risk factors and severe outcome of these cases. BACKGROUND In the spring of 2009,(More)